Today started like any other day but its not. It’s 10-10-10. It’s the last binary day of the month – until tomorrow that is. It’s significant to some because of its numerical repetition. It is significant to others because of the events that are happening today. In our family, today was important because it was the first Race for the Cure my sister in law has participated in since winning her battle with breast cancer. To the participants in One Day On Earth it has global significance.
It began in 2008 when Kyle Ruddick, the visionary founder of the One Day on Earth Project, watched as musicians from very different regions of the world collaborated on stage at the opening night of the 2008 World festival of Sacred Music. “Their initial attempts to create music together were awkward, and it was clear that they had never collaborated prior to this moment. Eventually though, over the period of a couple minutes, what was disharmony became harmony, and a beautiful fusion of music came together for the first time. The moment inspired a similar vision for another universal form of communication—cinema.” The One Day on Earth movement was born.
Today filmmakers, students, educators, and average citizens are all taping the human experience to create the first truly worldwide film. And over the next month they will be uploading those pieces to the project website. Imagine the educational possibilities yet to come with this project