One Day on Earth (12.12.12)
Dec 12, 2012
The videos below, shot on 12.12.12 from different parts of India, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, highlight the impact of UNDP India’s projects on the lives of the poor and the marginalized. The videos document the countless stories of hope and fear that take place in their lives each and every day.
One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Cultivating Lives- Khunti, Jharkhand
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, demonstrates how UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests is helping farmers in Khunti district in Jharkhand improve lac cultivation, which has been a valuable source of income for poor, tribal families. As a result of new techniques and awareness generation programmes, more than 800 families have benefited from higher incomes. Lac production has increased from six to 15 quintals and hundreds of villagers have been employed in a range of activities related to lac cultivation.
One Day on Earth (12.12.12): The Herbal Healers- Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh Medicinal Board, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and UNDP, has initiated a project, funded by the Global Environment Facility, to promote long-term conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, demonstrates the impact of effective forest management policies and practices such as earmarking of areas for growth and conservation of medicinal plants, training on collecting, processing and marketing medicinal plants and capacity development of forest officials. These activities have generated employment and increased the value of medicinal plants in Dhamtari, located in biodiversity-rich Chhattisgarh.
One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Towards a Secure Future for All - Ajmer, Rajasthan
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, shows how a pilot project, supported by UNDP, is creating awareness and strengthening capacities of women and children affected by HIV in Ajmer in Rajasthan. As a result of this partnership, a women’s resource centre, the first such centre dedicated to women affected by HIV, has been established to help women avail benefits under various government schemes and programmes; raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights of women; and develop skills to increase their incomes.
One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Changing Cycles- Mokokchung, Nagaland
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the global One Day on Earth project, shows how UNDP’s partnership with the government of Nagaland and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and with funding from the Global Environment Facility, is helping farmers practicing jhum cultivation in Mokokchung district of Nagaland grow healthier crops and earn better income. By slowing rates of soil erosion and introducing sustainable farming practices, the partnership has helped farmers increase their incomes by 15-20 percent.
On 12 December 2012 (12.12.12), documentary filmmakers, students and other citizens from across the world captured the amazing diversity and human experience over a 24-hour period on this day. It resulted in the creation of the third annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. The results of this unique collage documenting the countless stories of hope and fear are made into a feature-length documentary that is released globally.
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.
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.