On July 4, 2011 the Moxie Institute put out a challenge to the Internet, asking people around the world to participate in a filmmaking experiment. The task: submit a video or artwork to help create a short movie about human connection. Along with their request the Institute posted a one-page script, rewriting a foundational document marking that day in U.S history – the Declaration of Independence – as a Declaration of Interdependence, the film’s title.
Around the globe, the Web rose to the occasion. People from every continent sent in videos of themselves reading the script, all declaring the power of human relationships and a desire to create a better future.
The film which cites that we are connected through knowledge, technology, environment, and laughter, was translated by volunteers into 66 different languages. It premiered at Ground Zero in New York City on Interdependence Day, September 12, 2011.
As a thank you for the overwhelming number of submissions and help they received for the project, the Moxie Institute is making customized versions of the films for nonprofits worldwide. And, we had the opportunity to have one made just for us!
See how you can declare your interdependence on A Platform for Good by watching our video!
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