Pangea Day - May 10, 2008: A Global Film Event Harnessing the Power of Film to Inspire and Compel Social Change
Prize of $5,000 for Best European Film, Pangea Film Festival
The film was made as part of the Bridging the Gap scheme run by the Scottish Documentary Institute and Screen Academy Scotland
'Pangea Day was a celebration of the power of film. It featured films that were funny, sad, gorgeous, stark – and powerful. Voices that had never been heard before. Things many had never seen. Scenes from worlds few had visited. A cross-section of our amazing, complicated, noisy, beautiful world.
Besides four hours of pure entertainment, Pangea Day offered a view into other lives. After Pangea Day – after having experienced life inside so many other heads – we hope that many were moved to action. To become involved in pressing issues. To share their own video and photos. To join discussions that might move the world just a little bit further toward understanding.
The films in this program were chosen by Pangea Day's panel from more than 2,000 submissions and a long roster of curated suggestions. Together, these films moved us, frightened us, made us laugh and smile, and helped us feel closer to the world.'