Monday, May 12, 2008

Pangea Day

I missed the global May10th Broadcast on Pangea Day, as I was busy with assignments...but didn't have any regrets over it as I couldn't care less what it was about. However, I stumbled over the rerun of Pangea Day on Monday morning (Star World), and I must say, the films I saw, inspired me.

So what is Pangea Day?? Pangea Day plans to use the power of film to bring the world a little closer together. it aims to bring together people from all over the world, to share in one unique experience, and to use the power of film to create a better understanding of one another.

Jehane Noujaim was the founder of Pangea Day, when she expressed the wish to see the world brought together by film. There are so many inspiring films aired on Pangea Day, that to put all my favourite ones in this post would be too much. It isn't everyday that we get to see fingers dancing, because the person to whom the fingers belong to can't dance as she is paralysed (Dancing Queen), or a band of refugees grouped together in a refugee camp, making music for everyone, as they all believed in the healing power of music (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars).

But, it is everyday that we see other people laugh at another's expense. However, the decision on whether to laugh with the others or to help the victim lies in all of us, and those that choose to help the victim is the one that turns the joke on the perpetrators (Stille Post, Telephone Game).

But you know what, let me show you the film that inspired me the most. I wouldn't say much, but watch this, and you'll get what I mean.

This film is called 'Papiroflexia', which means origami in Spanish (I think), and the director is Joaquin Baldwin, who's from Paraguay. To know more about the director, go here

To know more about Pangea Day, or to view the movies that were aired that day, go to


zewt said...

i actually dont quite get the video... but i guess the main theme is environmental...

we cant just turn everything into nature driven stuff... else, economics will suffer.

choulyin.tan said...

haha...that's thinking at it from a realistic point of view.

Personally for me, I would think that the writer actually wants people to be more environmentally friendly, which is why the video is made the way it was