One Day on Earth (11.11.11)

Nov 11, 2011

‘One Day On Earth’ is a documentary new media project about the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one 24-hour period on this planet. It offers a glimpse of what we do with partners, and what we witness, every day. Participants, ranging from teenagers with cell phones to Academy-Award nominated documentarians using the latest HD cameras, filmed the world from their own perspective. The results of this unique collage documenting the countless stories of hope and fear that take place each and every day, are made into a feature-length documentary that is released globally. In addition, all the footage shot as part of the project is publicly available via an innovative online searchable archive. The scope and range of this material provides an invaluable resource: a database of films that deal with some of the most important issues facing our global community. UNDP has partnered with ‘One Day on Earth’ to help the project reach participants in 100 countries, making it a truly global initiative. UNDP offices around the world have provided ‘One Day on Earth’ participants with logistical support at local and regional levels, including the collecting of video data in areas of low bandwidth.

Founded in 2008, One Day on Earth's first media creation event occurred on 10.10.10. and the second on 11.11.11. The 10.10.10 collaboration was the first-ever simultaneous filming event occurring in every country of the world.

On 11 November 2011 (11.11.11), people across the world participating in the ‘One Day on Earth’ project captured an unprecedented global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period. The videos below highlight stories of joy and struggles of everyday life from our project locations across India as captured on 11.11.11.


One Day on Earth (11.11.11): Building Capacities for Disaster Preparedness
To strengthen the capacity of community response groups to undertake rescue operations during disasters, a ten-day training programme on Search and Rescue and First Aid was imparted to the volunteers of different districts of Assam.

Easing Troubled Waters; Securing Livelihoods - One Day on Earth (11.11.11)
The video follows the lives of fishing communities living in the Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, one of India’s bio-diverse rich regions, as they diversify their livelihoods engaged in sustainable fishing practices and conserve the biodiversity that they depend on.

One Day on Earth (11.11.11): In Between
Invisible and marginalized, transgenders face enormous discrimination and stigma. This one day on earth video tracks the transgender community in Chhattisgarh, as they try to carve a space of their own and be heard.

About One Day on Earth

ONE DAY ON EARTH began in September 2008 as a new media project to create a unique video time capsule, global online community and feature length film—all from participant footage captured during the 24-hour period of October 10, 2010 (10.10.10). Founder/Director Kyle Ruddick and Co-founder/Executive Producer Brandon Litman established the project as a shared archive, allowing all participants to use and edit the footage to show their interpretation of the world. ONE DAY ON EARTH also works closely with dozens of non-profits and NGOs to document important social issues, holding annual global collaborations.

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