The Inspiration – A Single Day of Peace
Filmmaker Jeremy Gilley founded the organization Peace One Day to create an annual, worldwide day without conflict. In a talk he gave at the TED Global conference, he told his personal story about how he, a filmmaker and actor, became moved to “do something” about world peace. Eventually he built a movement where, working with world leaders, as well as stakeholders in war-torn regions, he created International Peace Day, which is now recognized by millions of people around the world. In his TED talk, he encourages everyone, from school children, to working people to leaders of businesses and nations, to do something to foster peace for one day, each September 21st.
Over the last 10 years, Peace Day has become an opportunity for life-saving activities and action by individuals worldwide. For Peace Day September 21, 2012, Peace One Day is calling for and working towards a day of ceasefire and non-violence - the Global Truce 2012 campaign. The goal: the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally – and the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace.
Artist Trayc Claybrook was inspired by Jeremy’s TED talk. She had just made the first of four monumental scale films about the journey towards inner peace and transformation. A chance meeting took her to the Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas. She was struck by the beauty of the building, and felt a sudden shock of inspiration. She instantly knew that she needed to find a way to project her films onto the faces of this architectural manifestation of peace. The Peace Pilot Project was born.
Watch Jeremy Gilley’s TED Talk and be inspired too!
|The Artist||An Artist’s Manifesto|
|The Film||The Project|
|The Evolution||The Blog|
|International Peace Day||Interfaith Peace Chapel|
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