The International Buddhist Progress Society, Manila (IBPS) hosted a free public screening of One Day On Earth at the Five Contemplations Hall of the Mabuuhay Temple on June 11, 2012 at 7:30pm.
I am so grateful that I get the chance to be invited and to join this rare event. Directed by Kyle Ruddick and produced by Brandon Litman, One Day On Earth is the first film ever to include footage from every country on earth, all captured on a single day – October 10, 2010. The film provides a unique look into a wide array of human activities and even offers intimate success to rarely seen images from countries such as North Korea, Iran and Kosovo.
The film was able to beautifully capture the interconnectedness of human beings by showing the shared triumphs and challenges of all people on earth. With the support of the United Nations and global community of filmmakers, One Day On Earth has exceeded in created a videa time capsule of one day on planet earth, making the documentary a great achievement, both in film making and human cooperation.
Meanwhile, IBPS is an organization affiliated with the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Buddhist order based in Taiwan and founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, with Mabuhay Temple being its branch temple in Manila. Other FGS branch temples in the Phiilippines are located in Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo. Apart from regular Buddhist prayer services, Mabuhay Temple regularly holds other activities such as lectures, open mic events, film screenings, temple tours, study groups and short educational programs.
After screening, it made me think about life, life on earth, life of other people on earth, death, time and the whole society. This gave me some realizations..
The temple was also amazing. 🙂 Mabuhay Temple is located at 656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate Manila, which is actually very well-know by cab drivers. So I find this place very accessible.
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