May 12th, 2008

The Power of A Dream
Pangea Day and A Doodle of A Daydreaming Cat

Pangea Day

10th May was Pangea Day.

“Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film.”

A film alone won\'t change the world but lot of good can come out of it

I missed the actual screening (2am local time) but managed to catch the last half hour of the repeat telecast yesterday. I watched the one-hour highlight and a couple more videos at I thought the requirements for the event meant that only films with the power to inspire and effect a positive change were accepted, but I find some of the entries were selected based on aesthetic values instead of content. Nevertheless, it offers an interesting look at the different cultures of the world and among the ones I’ve watched, I do have more than few favourites (these are all short clips of less of about 5 minutes or less):

Mutual Recognition – Love is a wonderful thing
Encounter Point – There’s always room for hope
Stille Post (Chinese Whispers) – A childhood game, with a twist
Combatants for Peace
- Making peace an option

This event was dreamt by Jehane Noujaim, an Egyptian American documentary film director, as her 2006 TED prize wish. Her wish video is an inspiration in itself, a testament to the power of a dream.

On the topic of dreaming, today’s Doodle Week theme is Doodle Daydream. Here’s a sketch of Fat Cat dreaming of peace, love, happiness and harmony. Or is he just thinking of a nice meal? :O

A cat day dreaming about peace, love, happiness and harmony

Speaking of cats, for every blog that posts a doodle of a CAT and leaves their linky on this post here, Mo of Manic Monday will donate 50¢ to Cat Friends Helping Friends.

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That is a beautiful doodle of a kitty dreaming of peace! It's Monday night, and we have 86 blogs that have participated in our Manic Monday Cat Doodle Fun Fund Raiser! That's $43 for Cat Friends Helping Friends!
Mo  at 10:00 pm on May 12, 2008
That's wonderful news Mo! :)
Ginger M  at 11:35 pm on May 12, 2008
This is lovely and would make a great logo! :)
Claire  at 9:10 am on May 14, 2008
Thanks! Logo for dove-flavoured cat food perhaps? This cat will be the first in line!
Ginger M  at 12:56 am on May 15, 2008

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