10/10/10: A Day To Be Remembered (In Video) On Oct. 10, filmmakers from around the globe will document events large and small over the course of the day for a video time capsule. The United Nations Development Program is also a partner in the One Day on Earth project, encouraging participants to document scenes highlighting socio-economic issues in developing countries. Host Scott Simon speaks with Kyle Ruddick, founder and director of the One Day on Earth project.
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10/10/10: A Day To Be Remembered (In Video)

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On Oct. 10, filmmakers from around the globe will document events large and small over the course of the day for a video time capsule. The United Nations Development Program is also a partner in the One Day on Earth project, encouraging participants to document scenes highlighting socio-economic issues in developing countries. Host Scott Simon speaks with Kyle Ruddick, founder and director of the One Day on Earth project.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Whatever transpires on 10/10/10, anything and everything is of interest to a project called "One Day on Earth." Videographers, amateur and professional, from around the globe are free to participate and capture moments large and small, extraordinary and mundane.

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KYLE RUDDICK: If you believe in something, if you have one message you could put in the world's time capsule, one story that you can put in the record of history, we hope that you will be inspired and really go out and find it.

SIMON: Thanks so much for being with us.

RUDDICK: Good morning.

SIMON: And what's the idea?

RUDDICK: Well, the idea is that through participating simultaneously across the world and sharing experience that is important as well as inspiring, that we will have a picture of the planet that is more connected and I think a better understanding of our intertwined humanity, I guess.

SIMON: What are some of the stories you're expecting?

RUDDICK: There's a couple teams in Antarctica filming. We have the UNDP, which is the United Nations Development Program. They have over 120 people around the world participating on the frontlines of a lot of the most intensely developing countries, I would say. We had a group from Afghanistan sign up a couple days ago. I was looking through their photos last night and it's a lot of people that were hit with landmines, and these people are just eager to tell their story. And we have a group of over 40 women who are expecting to give birth that day. If they give birth they will be filming it.

SIMON: Well, I hope someone will be filming it for them. That's a...

RUDDICK: Oh, yeah. They'll...

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SIMON: Mothers are remarkable. Don't get me wrong, but...

RUDDICK: No, they will not be filming themselves. It's not like they set it up on a tripod.

SIMON: And then what happens to all this material?

RUDDICK: In addition to that, we're also making a film and that film will be premiered sometime next fall.

SIMON: We had a little bit of fun, if you please, suggesting that you might be inundated with people sending you video of cats using a toilet at home. But, I mean the more I think about it, is that so terrible? I mean that's also a way of marking what our world is?

RUDDICK: Yeah. I was actually going to clarify something there. It's an open project. You know, how can I tell you what matters to you? For someone who loves that cat, that might be the happiest moment that they have all day.

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SIMON: Yeah. I mean, if you could get a cat who is flushing the toilet to draw attention to global warming, that would definitely fit into your parameters.

RUDDICK: Especially if he could give a speech.

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SIMON: Thanks very much.

RUDDICK: Thank you.

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