Not Just Another Day on Earth


Many events are happening on 10.10.10. It seems that the date triggers a reaction in us humans that this is the only time in our lives we’ll see such a date. Somehow it evokes feelings that make us seem small and our time on Earth is relatively short compared to the overall history of the world.

One of those projects is looking to create a time capsule of sorts on 10.10.10. By collecting videos, pictures, and audio from people around the world in order to explore and showcase ”the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy and triumph that occur in one 24-hour period.” The project is open to everyone – all cultures, beliefs and nationalities.
www.onedayonearth.org
A few 10.10.10 stories to highlight include:
  • African nationals who immigrate to the U.S., either voluntarily or through exile, to pursue their dreams and what they are doing to give back to their home countries
  • Children in the Philippines scavenging for copper cables to earn a few pesos for a meal
  • The daily lives of a Rwanda Genocide survivor to an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, to LA-based twins turning 10 on 10.10.10
  • Scientists in Antarctica creating a 24-hour time lapse, documenting the effects of wintering-over while continuing their research on glaciology, astronomy and biomedical studies.
  • A U.S. performance of the African Children’s Choir, which offers reprieve for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa who have lost one or both of their parents to poverty or disease
Some ideas for Jordanians:
  • A day in the life of a taxi driver
  • How Jordanian politicians are campaigning for the upcoming elections
  • Palestinian refugees struggling some 60 years after being forced out of their homes
  • Following an techie around Amman to help discover the next “Google”
  • The daily lives of workers picking fruits and vegetables in the Ghor

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at editor@7iber.com or go to www.onedayonearth.org.

Watch the trailer here:

One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.