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Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film


Pangea, if you recall from high-school geography, is the name belonging to the theory that all of earth's continents were once packed tightly together in one moon-shaped supercontinent.

Not to confused with the Gaia hypothesis (another awkward tangle of vowels and a "g"), which proposes that the living and nonliving pieces of our ecology can be thought of as a single organism.

Pangea happens also to be the name of a Day, coming in about two weeks. Pangea Day describes itself broadly, as a "global event bringing the world together through film." Starting at 18:00 GMT on May 10, 2008, locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked for a live program of films, live music, and speakers.

The entire program will be broadcast – in seven languages – to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones. There are events in Vancouver, too.

Check out their trailer, and let us know if you think it's worth tuning in to. Don't miss the section of people singing the national anthems of foreign countries.