Screening of the film project "One day on earth" on Mother Earth Day 2012
In observance of the International Mother Earth Day 2012, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna in cooperation with the Vienna Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria participated in the global screening of the film project "One day on earth" at a local cinema in Vienna (Schikaneder-Kino) on 22 April 2012.
"One Day on Earth" is a feature film created in collaboration with many UN partners and an online community of media creators who filmed in every country in the world on the same day in October 2010 (10/10/10). People in every country were asked to document the world around them in one day. More than 3000 hours footage from all over the world were processed to produce the 104 min film showing the incredible diversity that defines our unique cultures and the common threads that connect us all, visualizing the joys and struggles of everyday life.
The screening in Austria was attended by more than 100 participants, among them Austrian filmmakers who contributed to the "One day on earth" filming in 2010, UN staff, representatives from NGOs, the diplomatic corps and the local creative community.
"You are part of a selected group to see a movie to be screened in over 160 venues for today on Earth Day. It is a unique film-making experience as it reflects perspectives from a wide variety of people around the globe and also because the pieces shot by individuals were put together into a creative film" said UNIS Director Janos Tisovszky in his welcome remarks.
Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications and Public Information Service / Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) present at the screening highlighted the global dimension of the initiative: "This project is unique. The world community of over 9000 filmmakers from 190 countries participated in the project."
In 2011 another global filming exercise took place: "On 11 November 2011 (11/11/11) 17.000 filmmakers participated in the project and produced 6000 hours of film material. It is a project that will continue every year" said Fleming and invited everybody to take part in the next filming on 12 December 2012. "
More information on www.onedayonearth.org