11Eleven Project

Most of us on Fridays are usually planning for a night out at the movies, partying or some just want a quiet evening indoors. On unique dates though, wherever we are, we always log into our social media accounts and share our experiences. 11/11/11 will be no different…well not quite. This year, the 11Eleven project will be happening and it has been dubbed ”A day in the life of the World” for charity purposes. We at Africa Knows are giving our support to the 11Eleven Project and are rallying to have our friends participate in it. Here is a brief of what the project is about.

 On 11/11/11, humanity will be invited to participate in the largest collaborative storytelling event in human history. On this auspicious day, anyone in the world who has access to any recording device will be asked to capture their lives through film, photography, music, sound and text. It’s quintessentially “a day in the life of the world” told by the people of earth.

Post the date, participants will submit their creations to the 11Eleven Project team, who will then filter and curate the work and turn it into a few different projects, including a book series, world music collection and a documentary film. The narrative of the project will be guided by 11 key topics given to participants to inspire their creativity. These topics are:

  • Faith
  • Beginnings
  • Heart Break
  • Make a Wish
  • Darkness
  • Beauty
  • Routine
  • Water
  • Courage
  • Play

The last component to be released will be the feature-length documentary film. It will be
screened on the 21st September 2012 – International Day of Peace. The film will be made available to all people – for free – and will be shown in public spaces such as universities, urban screens, town halls and community spaces.

All the profits raised from the project will go to supporting charities aligned with the United
Nations Millennium Development Goals – these charities include the World Wildlife Fund, The Hunger Project, Save The Children and Global Voices. Currently the 11Eleven Project is available in multiple languages, with traction in 119 countries and holds partnerships with 131 universities. The entire project is being run through volunteer passion, bringing people from all walks of life together, to unite the world on 11/11/11.

A major objective of the project is to raise significant amounts of money and awareness for some of the greatest problems currently facing humanity. These include hunger, environmental sustainability, gender equality, poverty, education and maternal health. The 11Eleven Project is an artistic venture that aims to explore our di erences and recognise our similarities.

Its purpose is to bring individuals together, lift man made boundaries, shatter misconceptions and open a universal narrative that brings about positive communication and pro active engagement between all people.

For a PDF download of the brief:11_onepage

Here are 11 easy steps in PDF format to make the project a smooth process: 11 steps to the 11Eleven Project

Visit the 11Eleven Project website www.11elevenproject.com for more information.