"One Day on Earth" began in September 2008 as a new media project to create a unique video time capsule, a global online community and a feature-length film—all from participant footage captured during the 24-hour period of October 10, 2010. The project has since grown into an annual media event. "One Day on Earth" works closely with Vimeo, the popular video platform, dozens of non-profits and NGOs to document important social issues. In 2011, The One Day on Earth Foundation was created to help grow collaborative media events.
These global collaborations result in a feature length documentary and a shared archive of diverse media, detailing both the joys and struggles of everyday life. The past two events yielded a combined 7,000 hours of footage in over 90 languages and created a growing online community that now has 30,000 members. The worldwide community has also been activated to distribute the final film, including the production of screening events in over 160 countries, breaking a world record for movie premieres.
"We are helping to invent a new evolving genre in filmmaking by which it is possible to have millions of collaborators create films, TV shows, and new media," says Kyle Ruddick, founder and director, One Day on Earth. "The power of this paradigm is that it provides unseen content created by the people and for the people."
Diving deeper into specific thematic suggestions this year, the event organizers have asked two simple questions: What do you have? What do you need? To ensure participation from every country in the world, "One Day on Earth" has distributed over 1,000 cameras to more than 153 countries. Working closely with the United Nations, the project's organizers have sent 400 additional cameras in preparation of next week's event.
View the 10.10.10 film trailer here:http://youtu.be/Lhs2OVTKKfo
View the 11.11.11. film trailer here:http://www.onedayonearth.org/111111trailer
View the 12.12.12 event trailer here:http://www.onedayonearth.org/121212trailer