What really happened around the world on 11/11/11? Professional filmmakers and amateurs joined to piece together the story, documenting this day in history through a collective video work.
Fragments and separate projects shot by people all over the globe will soon be uploaded to the internet. Then the organizers of this ambitious project plan to sift through the hours and hours of material to create a unique documentary.
To bring at least some order to the dozens of gigabytes of footage they receive, the organizers divided participants into regional and thematic groups, reflecting on poverty, the environment, human rights and a range of other issues. The end result will be a geo-tagged video archive, which will provide catalogued material for the finished film.
The project has enlisted over 26,000 participants, including 36 from Russia.
Artists from the One Day on Earth project participated in a similar action last year on October 10. It became the first-ever simultaneous international filming event.
“Together, we are showcasing the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one day. We invite you to join our international community of thousands of filmmakers, hundreds of schools, and dozens of non-profits, and contribute to this unique global mosaic,” their website says.