From the One Day on Earth website:
“One Day on Earth started in September of 2008 with the goal of creating a unique worldwide media event where thousands of participants would simultaneously film over a 24-hour period. The idea for the project was conceived while watching musicians from very different regions of the world collaborate on stage at the opening night of the 2008 World festival of Sacred Music. Their initial attempts to create music together were awkward, and it was clear that they had never collaborated prior to this moment. Eventually though, over the period of a couple minutes, what was disharmony became harmony, and a beautiful fusion of music came together for the first time. The moment inspired a similar vision for another universal form of communication—cinema.”
I haven’t seen this movie yet, but even the trailer reminds me of that first morning, January 1, 2000.
The dreaded Y2K had not brought the whole thing down. Instead, along with millions (billions?) of others, I was watching television, entrained to wave upon wave upon wave of my brothers and sisters as they celebrated the coming of the dawn in costume, ceremony, music, ritual, and fireworks; over and over again, in one place after another as the sun kept rising over Earth’s slowly turning horizon, we witnessed the birth of a new millennium.
We experienced our wholeness, our holiness on that miraculous morning; experienced humanity’s endlessly creative homage to the mysteries of the larger universe in which we Earthlings dwell. May we remember that moment now, in second half of the second year of the second decade of the second millennium, A.D.