Planet Earth: messages of love and fear

The celebrations of Earth Week this April 17 through 23 have sparked tons of events happening around the globe. National Geographic has brought an impressive idea by calling people of the earth to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth.

The outcome seems remarkable in terms of quality and quantity.

The Magazine has received 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries where people are speak about ideas, wishes and fears.

Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald took this raw material — all shot on July 24, 2010 — and created Life in a Day, a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that portrays this kaleidoscope of images we call life. National Geographic is bringing it to theaters starting July 24, 2011. Prepare to be amazed.

The movie is just a day from start to finish on the Planet earth. There is no story and the casting is simply humanity.

Planet earth is real, “I can feel it, I can touch it, I can see it,” said one of the people in the movie. “Politics scares me more than anything (else)”, argued another one.

As for Egypt, my colleague Valentina Cattane wrote this informative piece  

The main event to celebrate Earth Day is organized by the NGO Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA), which works in the field of marine and land conservation. Urte Fiek, project manager at HEPCA, said the NGO organizes cleanups throughout the year. “For the Earth Day, we contacted hotels and diving centers asking them to organize cleanups independently because we want them to adopt the practice in the future,”…

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