I'd like to tell everyone about a wonderful film currently being shown at the Dipson Theater in the Eastern Hills Mall. It's title is ONE DAY ON EARTH, and it's "the first film made in every country of the world on the same day, and the largest collaboration of media creation in history. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers, assembled by a participatory media experiment. The film shows a world that is interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful."
This is a truly beautiful film, and it was produced by a young man who grew up right here. He is Daniel Lichtblau. His parents, Susan and Harvey Lichtblau, are members of Congregation Havurah, to which I also belong.
The underlying theme of the film is exactly what we in Building Bridges are trying to promote, the understanding that people everywhere, and of every faith, are beautiful human beings, to be respected by us all. The sense of shared humanity pervades every aspect of this film.
It will be showing at the Eastern Hills Mall only for four more days, from tomorrow (Monday) through Thursday, 7:00 - 9:30 PM. (I think it's also being shown in the afternoons from 1:30 to 4PM.) I urge whoever can, to go see it. When I viewed it on Saturday evening, Daniel Lichtblau was there, and he spoke to those of us who were in the audience, answering our questions. If you are lucky, he might be there when you see the film, too.
I told Daniel about our Building Bridges work and suggested that his film be shown by Building Bridges for a wide interfaith audience later this year. He was delighted with this suggestion and said he would be happy to make the film available. It might be a great project for us to undertake. So please, if you can, go see the film in the next few days and think about the good use to which our group might be able to put it.