Noujaim, Cohen planning new event

Ambitious global event Pangea Day, which looks to bring people together through the power of film, will return for a second edition in 2010.

Four-hour Pangea Day event, comprises curated and self-generated shorts submitted by people from more than 150 countries, launched worldwide May 10.

Cannes announcement was made jointly by Egyptian filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (“Control Room”) who created the Pangea Day project and New York-based exec producer Delia Cohen.

“The basic idea is that if you meet people it is harder to kill them,” said Noujaim, who describes Pangea as “the world cup of storytelling” and a “global campfire of film.”

Pangea Day 2 is as yet undated. “We are looking closely at the world’s religious holidays and cultural events before finalizing a date,” noted Cohen.

The project was initially backed by California-based Technology Entertainment and Design org and is supported by a raft of celebs including Cameron Diaz, Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan, J.J. Abrams, Forest Whitaker, Bob Geldof and Lawrence Bender.

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