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Eduardo Cachucho wins 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards
Pangea Day broadcast shows five finalists
"It was a huge surprise for me to win this awards. I couldn't believe it was me when the winner was announced at the broadcast, " says Cachucho. "With my film, I wanted to tell the world that children are children everywhere, no matter where they live, what their race is, or whether they are rich or poor. Children are the same all over and want to have fun and play."
Enthusiastic filmmakers entered the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking awards through the Pangea Day Channel on Share on Ovi, a free media sharing service that makes it easy to upload, manage and share personal media through mobile, desktop and other connected devices. Nokia received more than 600 submissions from around the world.
"Its incredible to see the creativity, beauty and hardships people capture when filmmaking is opened up and shared with the world," says Jehane Noujaim, award-winning documentary filmmaker and judge.
The Pangea Day broadcast on May 10 featured 24 short films along with internationally-known guest speakers and musicians, including Queen Noor of Jordan, Christiane Amanpour, Dave Stewart and Hypernova. Highlights from the event are featured on www.ovi.com/pangeaday. The live four-hour Pangea Day broadcast from six locations around the world was viewed by more than 1,600 "Friends of Pangea Day" events globally. Everyone who tuned in was encouraged to share photos and videos during and after the event at www.ovi.com/pangeaday.
Pangea Day was created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim after winning the prestigious 2006 TED Prize. Together, Noujaim and TED, with support from Nokia, have created Pangea Day to connect people by harnessing the power of film and encouraging people to view the world through someone else's eyes.
More information on the Pangea Day event and the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards is available at www.ovi.com/pangeaday.
Press materials are available at www.nokia.com/press/pangeaday .
About Pangea Day
Inspired by the 2006 TED Prize wish of documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, Pangea Day endeavors to bring the world together and promote understanding and tolerance through film. Pangea Day is a celebration of what unites us, rather than what divides us. Movies can't change the world. But the people who watch them can. After May 10, Pangea Day organizers will facilitate community-building activities around the world by connecting inspired viewers with organizations doing groundbreaking work. For more information, please visit www.pangeaday.org .
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