ONE DAY ON EARTH is the first film made in every country of the world on the same day. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory media experiment. The world is greatly interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful. We chart the cycle of life over the 24-hour period of October 10th, 2010. From every country of the world we follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive topical global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again.
Every day we make choices that are driven by our will to see another day, breathe another breath, eat another meal, crease another smile, and fight another fight. One Day on Earth: Survival is the story of individuals and communities struggling to maintain dignity and human rights in the face of increasing global challenges and deeply emotional personal obstacles. The future of humanity will need a new strategy beyond survival of the fittest.
Shot by a community of participant filmmakers over a 24-hour period, the film features stories of survival from every country of the world. This film is currently in post production and being cut from over 4000 hours of community produced video.
The third film produced in every country of the world, this production asked participants to answer the questions: “What do you have?” and “What do you need?” . We will see many have what others need but also that there is more abundance on earth than often recognized. The challenge of improving the world is often a game of understanding what is really needed. On a global level the answers are sometimes surprising. This film is currently in post production and being cut from over 4000 hours of community produced video.