Happy Pangea Day !!!

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Pangea Day’s History

In 2006, filmmaker Jehane Noujaim won the TED Prize, an annual award granted at the TED Conference, which honors three individuals with the potential to change the world. She was granted $100,000 and — more important — a wish to change the world. She wished to create a day in which the world came together through film. Pangea Day grew out of that wish. The event has been taken forward by Noujaim, in conjunction with TED and the Pangea Day staff, led by Executive Director Delia Cohen.

Watch Jehane Noujaim’s 2006 acceptance speech for the TED Prize

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s on the program for Pangea Day?

Pangea Day is a 4-hour program of short film, live music and talks. You can find the lineup of films, musicians, and speakers at www.pangeaday.org.

What time is Pangea Day?

The 4-hour program will be broadcast live to the world on May 10, 2008, 18:00 – 22:00 GMT on TV, the Web, and mobile phones and in select digital cinemas. Find your local time here >>

How can people watch Pangea Day?

There are 7 ways to watch the Pangea Day program on May 10, 2008:

  1. At a Friends of Pangea Day event: Watch the program at locally organized Friends of Pangea Day events around the world, from a large Berlin theater to a bedouin camp in the Sahara. Find the full listing of events here >>
  2. On television (local terrestrial or cable network): Broadcasters around the world will carry the live program on May 10, 2008. Find the list of broadcasters here >>
  3. Online: We will be streaming our broadcast online at www.pangeaday.org.
  4. At one of six live broadcast locations: Pangea Day will be broadcast live from Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro. Tickets are available to some of these broadcast locations. Find more here >>
  5. Via commercial satellite: We will be beaming our broadcast via broadcast satellite around the world. Some approved venues with commercial downlink capabilities will be able to receive the broadcast this way. (Note: This broadcast cannot be received on home satellite dishes.) Contact info@pangeaday.org for more information.
  6. By mobile phone: Watch selected content from Pangea Day on your phone via Nokia’s new video-sharing site, OVI.com/pangeaday.
  7. In a movie theater: Cinemas around the world will carry the Pangea Day program live in digital projection. A few theaters taking part: Bryn Mawr Film Institute near Philadelphia; Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Australia … learn more >>

Who’s involved?

Pangea Day’s advisory board includes film-world luminaries such as producer JJ Abrams (Lost), actor Forest Whitaker, and musician/activist Bob Geldof. See the full list here. Pangea Day’s key global partner is Nokia. Find more about this partnership here >>

How can I contact a local Friends of Pangea Day event in my town?

Use the global event map to find a public Friends of Pangea Day party in your area. Hosts are encouraged to invite and include local press. You can also contact Pangea Day for official comment by emailing info@pangeaday.org.

Where can I download photos and briefing documents?

You can find film stills, photos of speakers, hosts and musicians, regional briefing documents, and much more information on our media resources site. Write to info@pangeaday.org for password access, subject line “Media Request”

Strong In The Broken Places

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Passion’s Yield

The tears will keep the
Flame in check,
The flame that’s killing-
My heart throbs white-
Hot, molten
Streams of
Pain from
Love beat down.

The tears will keep the
Flame in check,
The flame that’s killing
Me. But,
Dying is the only
Way to keep my
Heart unbound.

The tears will keep the
Flame in check,
Till death from
Reveals that
Love is
Truth and only
Pain from
Love can set me

The tears will keep the
Flame in check,
Will feed its lonely
Heat till
Love can do its
Mystic work and make a
Blind man

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Not only a crusader for the addicted and the homeless, but also an alcoholic who presided over the church where Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, George Everett Ross was both revered for his good works and reviled for his personal failings.”

from the book, Strong in the Broken Places

~ ~ ~

“If others hurl their darts against you, offer them milk and honey in return; if they poison your lives, sweeten their souls; if they injure you, teach them how to be comforted; if they inflict a wound upon you, be a balm to their sores; if they sting you, hold to their lips a refreshing cup.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 24


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