A Declaration of Interdependence was our first experiment in Cloud 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 video 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 | Please join us in being part of this project:
Use A Declaration of Interdependence for your organization.
We will customize a version of the film for your organization for free. In the spirit of interdependence, instead of our “call to action” at the end of the film, we will replace it with your “call to action,” your logo, and your url to use for any event or campaign to help make the world a better place.
Here is an example of one organization’s call to action:
Declare your interdependence by…
donating your old cell phone to connect isolated people to medical care.
Join the 100 language challenge.
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. To view the film in any of the 65 languages, click play and then click on the CC icon. The list of languages will appear with a red scroll bar on the top right. Join the translation team here.
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).