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Funmi Iyanda
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Funmi Iyanda is a multi award-winning producer and broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media and Executive Director of Creation Television
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Monday, September 17, 2007

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Dear Friends of TED,

Now this is exciting. A powerful, 2-minute TED video has just been given star billing at YouTube and I need your help to get it to spread further…

The video heralds the launch of Pangea Day, called for by 2006 TED prize winner, Jehane Noujaim. For the next 24 hours, it is being featured on YouTube's global home-page as well as all nine of YouTube's international home-pages.

Maybe it's just me, but every time I see this trailer, it sets my spine a-tingling. I hope you'll take a minute to view it, rate it, write a quick comment about it and then blog it, or pass the link along to friends. Each of these actions will have a multiplying effect and will help us reach out to thousands of film-makers around the world who we need to submit content for possible inclusion in Pangea Day

The project is taking off, and its ambition level is spectacular. On May 10, 2008 - Pangea Day - Jehane's wish will come to fruition as sites in New York City, Rio, London, Dharamsala, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Kigali will be video-conferenced live to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films - supplemented by visionary speakers, and global musicians. The purpose: to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.

A powerful advisory board has come together to support the project. It includes:
JJ Abrams
Lawrence Bender
Nancy Buirski
lan Cumming
Ami Dar
Cameron Diaz
Goldie Hawn
Vik Muniz
Clare Munn
Eboo Patel
Alexander Payne
Meg Ryan
Deborah Scranton
Jeff Skoll
Philippe Starck
Yossi Vardi
Kevin Wall

If you're interested learning more and/or helping out, please send an email to Pangea Day executive director Delia Cohen (delia@ted.com). More details are available at the project's beautiful website created for us by Avenue A/Razorfish:

Now enjoy the film!

Very best,

Chris Anderson
TED Curator


Iyaeto said...

Yes got an email from TED afew days ago regarding Pangea day. Very good idea. I hope you'v started working on your video?

Anonymous said...

Funmi dear, sorry about the disappearance of the speacial one?
Words of the elders, if you can`t stand the heat... run away from premiership ha ha ha

Olla said...

It`s with heavy heart and shame that i read with my oyinbo colleages what happened with the reps, i ve launched my `make Nigeria look good`campaign by making my friends read about Nigeria for a while now.
I wish i knew what was coming ha funmi i`m ashamed !