by Gerry Mak in Video on Sunday 9 March 2008

Documentarian Jehane Noujaim and TED have teamed up for a rather ambitious film and media event called Pangea Day on May 10th. The conference-film festival invites both amateur and professional filmmakers to submit short films. A panel including Noujaim and other film bigwigs will choose the best submissions to be broadcast on Pangea Day via teleconference and the Internet around the globe with the goal of bringing the world together via the universal language of film. It may sound rather over-ambitious, but the most recent promo, which shows the point of view of the Chinese tank driver who faced down the famous “tank man” in 1989, is pretty amazing.