Each day we rise from our beds and go about our lives, each a special clog in the wheel of life. On November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary partook in the global initiative of One Day on Earth. A collaborative effort by film makers around the world who captured a snapshot of their lives all in one 24 hour period. The resulting feature-length documentary film includes the work of more than 19,000 volunteer filmmakers – novice and professionals; showcasing important global issues and a dazzling array of human experiences, from a woman who collects clocks in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the birthday party of an eleven year old in Shepparton, Victoria.
On Sunday April 22nd, World Earth Day, the resulting feature length film will be released to the world across 160 countries with screenings at Melbourne’s Federation Square, The Mind Museum in the Philippines, Schikaneder Kino in Austria and UN General Assembly in New York. And today in Federation Square Melbourne, Edgar’s Mission’s much loved ambassador pig, Polly, rolled out the red carpet for the special preview screening which featured their submission.
“Edgar’s Mission started with a pig” said the sanctuary founder, Pam Ahern. “In 2003 one tiny little piglet came into my world, touched my heart, changed my life and I named him Edgar. Our mission became simple, our mission is kindness and to remind people that all animals need and deserve kindness, and that the shapes they come in and our familiarity with them is really no basis for the prejudice we have against so many of them”
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 10 October 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-profit and non-governmental organisations to document important social issues, holding annual global collaborations.
‘One Day on Earth’ Global Screening – Fed Square, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Sunday 22 April 2012.
To learn more, please visit www.OneDayOnEarth.org