Thursday, 19 July 2012

Peace One Day

On September 21st every year the United Nations have resolved that there will be an international Day of Peace. The day is the brain child of  Jeremy Gilley, who is supported by Jude Law as well as other celebrity figures such as Angelina Jolie and Annie Lennox. Here is a film documenting the struggles that Gilley has faced in creating and promoting the day. Its an impressive film as well as an emotional one. It's an hour long but its well worth watching. It is particularly inspiring that one man could do so much in a world where people often think that individual voices are powerless.

So far Peace One Day has achieved a day of ceasefire with the Taliban in Afghanistan when children have been immunised, food drops, reunited child soldiers with their families and got people all over the globe to raise money for the peace effort.

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