FREE One Day on Earth global screening in PNG to be held at National Museum

This Earth Day, Sunday 22 April, Papua New Guinea (PNG) will join with over 160 countries around the world for a historic event – the first ever FREE global screening of the One Day on Earth Motion Picture at the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery. Doors open at 1.30pm.

The United Nations (UN) in PNG and the PNG World Heritage Secretariat have partnered to stage this free public screening and we encourage all members of the general public, and the media, to attend. It is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of history, and to connect with people all over the world on the same day.

This unique film was created from over 3000 hours of footage, and shot in every country of the world on 10 October, 2010. It is a picture of interconnected humanity never before seen. Other screenings have already been confirmed in various sites of national significance around the world.

PNG has one official UNESCO World Heritage site, the Kuk Early Agricultural Site, which consists of 116 ha of swamps that contains archaeological remains demonstrating the leap to agriculture around 6,500 years ago. PNG has seven other sites pending World Heritage status, including the Kokoda Track and the Milne Bay Seascape, and with this screening we hope to raise awareness of PNG’s place in the global community.

If you would like an interview or to comment regarding this event please contact Lisa Smyth, UN Communications Officer, lisa.smyth@one.un.org, +675 321 2877. We hope that all media can make it on the day and enjoy the film.

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What is 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). One Day on Earth produced the film in partnership with the UN, more than 60 non-profit organizations and a growing online community of over 19,000 filmmakers, both experienced and novice. For more information visit http://www.onedayonearth.org/screening.