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One Day On Earth: Your Day. Your City. Your Future.

Alexander Winter Managing Editor

by Alexander Winter
Published April 26, 2014

What’s the state of American cities? One Day on Earth - a project founded in 2008 by Kyle Ruddick with the goal to document the world’s story - wants you to participate in capturing the story of your city, given that you live in one of these U.S. cities or metro areas: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Twin Cities.


The project is called Your Day. Your City. Your Future. and seeks to have you contribute by telling the story of your city and capturing the state of your urban community and landscape today, Saturday, April 26th, 2014. All you need is a camera or a phone, anything that can record video, go out and record videos of what you think matters about your city.

This video should give you a pretty good idea of what it’s all about:


San Francisco based filmmaker and director Jörg Fockele runs the non-profit organization The HIV Story Project and was approached by the One Day on Earth project and asked to participate. Here is his take on the collaboration:


“From the beginning we knew that we wanted to represent our city with the stories we know best and we care about the most: Those of San Francisco’s many citizens living with HIV/AIDS.  We strongly feel that a portrait of San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without talking about AIDS: How the pandemic left its imprint on our city and how our city in return changed the course of the disease.

More specifically we decided to collaborate with and focus on AIDS Long Term Survivors, those who lived through the massive losses and the dying of the Eighties and Nineties; the ones that had to cope with seeing their friends and loved ones pass; the women and men who had to make peace with the notion that they wouldn’t survive either.

We will be filming 6 long term survivors, male and female, gay and straight, black, white, Asian and Latino inside the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park  to find out what it was like back then but also talk about the future: How do you live, when at some point you lost everyone you loved and thought there was no tomorrow for you?”

There are so many sides to the story of each city that every single one is valuable and has merit. Get your phone or camera ready, go out and talk to people, your friends, your family, your community, and ask questions. Don’t forget to capture it on video, and then send it in to the One Day on Earth Project. You can sign up for the project here: onedayonearth.org


When: Saturday, April 26, 2014


What: Your Day. Your City. Your Future. The founders of One Day on Earth, a documentary filmed in every country of the world on 10/10/2010

Who: Anybody with a filming device

Where: In any of these participating cities: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Twin Cities.

Why: All the collected footage will be used to create a TV series on the future of American cities, delving into the stories of their inhabitants and their respective and collective culture.

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