Mumbai to join in 'Pangea Day' fest

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Mumbai, May 9 (UNI) A kaleidoscope of films, documentaries and animations will be screened at the NCPA on May 10 as a part of ''Pangea Day'' that seeks to unite the global population using the media and technology.

The event would also be simultanously held in Rio, New York, UK, Cairo and Kigali in Rwanda and would be telecast via the internet, mobile phone network and television channels.

''This is a grand experiment to see the world through the eyes of others and hopefully reduce the cultural, religious and political differences between people,'' said Tom Hamilton, producer-researcher.

Talking to UNI, Hamilton said the event would also raise issues on the viability of ''western style'' of development where the media has played a big role in building up the image.

''The films to be screened had been selected out of thousands based on themes like 'Hope' and viewers could ultimately see the truth beyond media and advertising hype,'' he said.

''Mumbai has been chosen as it symbolizes India's cultural heritage and economic strength,'' he added.

Pangea is a term coined by Alfred Wegner in 1912 for a single supercontinent that constituted present day continents 200 million years ago. The festival is founded by documentary film maker Jehane Noujain.

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