New Orleans is often viewed as the cultural capital of the world. Its unique relation to all forms of art, coupled with its reputation as as the “Big Easy,” fun-going place to be is well-known. But has the city's true nature yet been captured on film?
One Day On Earth is a national campaign that has been around since 2008, to celebrate the planet and create a collaborative movement. Over the course of 24 hours, participants will film their cities. They will interview each city's residents and gather from the people where they desire to see the city's future.
The national event will land itself amidst NOLA's annual Jazz Fest, which is probably the best time for such a project. The popularity and cultural celebrations of Jazz Fest will allow participants ample opportunities to capture NOLA's truest nature for all to see.
10 other cities are currently registered to participate this April:
- Los Angeles
- Lower Rio Grande Valley
- New York
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Twin Cities
'Why focus on cities?' people have asked. The answer is that, because the majority of the world's population reside in cities, efforts toward future sustainability need to tackle urban lifestyles and how to cater to metro areas accordingly.
People are encouraged to sign up and share with friends. Collected footage will be edited together for a television series covering the future of America's cities. Additionally, local media partners will showcase the most powerful and inspiring footage captured.
The 10 questions One Day asks their visual investigators are:
- Why are you in your city?
- What do you love about your city?
- What's the best thing happening in your city today?
- What are your city's biggest challenges?
- Who is your city not serving?
- What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?
- What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?
- How are people changing the future of your city?
- What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?
- Ask your own question.
Questions may serve interviews, but participants are encouraged to seek answers through a visual lens. Show the world concrete examples of how New Orleans specifically manages its problems and prepares for its future.
Footage can be submitted through One Day's website. Details and FAQs are also provided. Sign up today and take a stand for tomorrow!