A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE was our first experiment in global collaborative filmmaking. The outcome blew us away, and helped us pioneer this new way of making films we call “Cloud Filmmaking.”
First we rewrote the U.S. Declaration of Independence to be A Declaration of Interdependence, and posted the script online. Download the script here.
Then we asked people all over the world to film themselves reading the script in their native language, and to send us the videos. We also asked artists to interpret the words and ideas, and send in artwork.
This is the film that unfolded. With music by Moby, animations by Stefan Nadelman, directed by Tiffany Shlain, and user-generated videos and graphics from all over the globe,
A Declaration of Interdependence demonstrates the vast potential of collaboration in the 21st century.
The collaboration continues, join us in being part of this project:
In the spirit of interdependence, we will customize a version of the film for your organization for free. Find out more here. We have created over 500 of these free customized films for nonprofits around the world.
To make the film truly global, we are asking volunteers from around the world to help translate the film into 100 languages. In the first 8 weeks, it has been volunteer-translated into 65 languages. Help us reach 100!
A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE premiered on Interdependence Day (9/12) 2011, simultaneously as Youtube’s featured homepage video and live at Interdependence Day events in New York City near Ground Zero. (Interdependence Day was started 9 years ago the day after 9/11 to celebrate our interdependence. It has taken place in places such as Paris, Casablanca, Mexico City, Brussels, Istanbul, and most recently in Berlin).