10.10.10. One Day on Earth project

Unless you were around back in October of 1910 (and if so, holy crap, congrats!) or plan to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out in 2110 (Helloooo, Dr. Evil!), chances are pretty high that this will be your one and only chance to experience 10.10.10.

On October 10, 2010, as part of the One Day on Earth project, people from every nation of the world will film their perspectives to showcase the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy and triumph that occur in one 24-hour period. From the basic human needs, joys and struggles that unite us, to the unique cultural traditions that shape our identity, thousands of normally untold stories will be brought to light through the eyes of filmmakers and inspired citizens.

The project is free and open to all people, cultures, beliefs and nationalities. With thousands of filmmakers representing over 200 countries – ranging from teenagers using cell phones to Award winning cinematographers with HD cameras – the unprecedented scope of video captured on this day will be viewable through an innovative online archive system and a feature length documentary that explores our planet’s identity, slated for 2011.

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The founding principles of “One Day On Earth”

1. Perspective: We are creating a time capsule for the whole world to better understand itself.
We strive to find out who we are as human beings because it is beneficial to our sustainability as a species.
2. Inclusivity: The project is free and open to all people, cultures, creeds, and nationalities.
3. Individuality: We are here to empower your voice. The individual, you, are being given a chance to put something in the world’s time capsule. You have one day to document what matters most to you.
This is a celebration of individual beliefs, expression and perspective.
4. Community : We strive to connect people through both their differences and similarities. We strive to
create and support future collaborations amongst participants. We strive to create a community that fosters communication.
5. Education: The process of creating, interacting and viewing our project will have educational value for students of all ages. We will strive to support any educational institution that wishes to participate in the project with the necessary tools to do so.
6. Technology: We will always embrace any technology that better allows us to live up to our principles.
We realize this project is only now possible because of the evolution of technology and we will always grow with technology to make an even better picture of the world.

What is One Day on Earth? from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.