11-11-11: Grab Your Cameras and Capture Life

Only a couple of days until 11/11/11, a date that will have people all over the world recording their lives through film and music. Participate in the 11Eleven project and One Day on Earth to leave your mark on the world.

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Global Voices Online has partnered with the 11Eleven Project to help make a snapshot of the human experience. How different and how similar will our lives turn out to be?  Throughout the world and in different languages, footage made during that 24 hour period on November 11th 2011 will help answer that question.

11Eleven have established 11 different topics you can focus on: beginnings, heartbreak, make a wish, faith, routine, water, courage, play, darkness, beauty and love, and with these starting points they will be accepting photographs, songs, sounds, video, online content made during November 11, 2011, to turn them into a world music collection, a two-hour documentary and a photography book will be produced and distributed throughout the world.

Upload them and tag them with #11ElevenLIVE, as explained in the following video:

Grammy winning musician Imogen Heap has joined the team as the Executive Music Producer, will be producing the soundtrack for the documentary and will also be in charge of the world music collection.

Proceeds from the sales of the music collection, photography book and documentary will go in their entirety to support charities and organizations including Global Voices Online.

One Day on Earth is documenting videos of the world for the 2nd year in a row. Last year, on 10-10-10 they captured the world experience during a 24 hour span. The result was a geotagged video archive as well as a feature film which will be screened simultaneously in every country of the world thanks to the organization's collaboration with the United Nations.

Following is a behind the scenes explanation of how the project started and highlights of the documentary such as footage from North Korea and a wedding in Kosovo.

The next is a trailer for the documentary, showing some of the footage that was collected on the same day, all around the world.

You can participate on both of these projects on November 11. Sign up, turn on your camera, record the day's events and upload your content. For more information visit One day on Earth and the 11Eleven Project.

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