Panega Day global film event for community building on 10 May

BANGALORE: As part of Pangea Day, a film event will be held on 10 May at 8 pm, with the intention of inspiring people around the world to participate in community building activities.

Live events in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a programme of powerful films, live music and visionary speakers. The programme will be broadcast live to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.

IT consulting firm ThoughtWorks has come forward to support the cause by hosting and sponsoring the Pangea event in its Bangalore office from 11 pm to 4 am on 10 May.

The organisers aim to connect everyday people with extraordinary activists and organizations through the live programme, the Pangea Day web site, and self-organised local events.

As part of the programme, 24 short films to be featured have been selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from over 100 countries. The films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform and allow one to see the world through another person‘s eyes.

The programme will also include a number of exceptional speakers and musical performers. Jordan’s queen Noor, CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour, musician and activist Bob Geldof and Iranian rock phenomenon Hypernova are among those taking part.

Many of the films and performances seen on Pangea Day will be made available on the web and mobile phone, alongside open forums for discussion and ideas for how to take social action.

A Pangea Day documentary will be created to catalyze future activities.

The advisory board of Pangea Day includes MTV networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath, Mira Nair, Cameron Diaz, Goldie Hawn, Reed Midem president and CEO Paul Zilk, Nokia EVP entertainment and communities Tero Ojanper?¤, former president of eBay Jeff Skoll among others.

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