Connecting 7 Billion Through Music, Video and Film
United: Music to Inspire Action
One Original Song. Many unique interpretations. One goal: Inspiring action.
7 Billion Actions is connecting people and creating positive change through the universal language of music. Music has the power to break down boundaries between people. Music transcends geographical, political, economic, spiritual and ideological distances, uniting people everywhere as one human race.
To harness the power of music, we are working with Playing For Change, a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.
Playing For Change has created an anthem for 7 Billion Actions, “United” (see lyrics).
The Playing For Change crew is introducing this song to communities around the globe, where talented musicians are interpreting it through their own distinct voices, instruments and musical styles.
Want to be part of the 7 Billion Actions sound track? You can add yourself to the video and remix the track. Playing for Change will make a mash up with the different versions produced around the world. Stay tuned to learn more…
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1 of 7 Billion: A Global Film Competition
Film is uniquely powerful in bringing issues to life and putting a human face to the challenges facing the world – and their solutions. "1 of 7 Billion" is a global short film competition, organized by the 7 Billion Actions initiative and the Foundation 10.12.48. It is designed to inspire people everywhere to use their talents to explore one of the seven key issues targeted by 7 Billion Actions:
• Poverty and breaking the circle of inequality
• Empowerment and progress of women and girls
• Young people
• Reproductive health and rights
• Healthy environmental and healthy people
• Urbanization-planning for growth.
The winners of the "1 in 7 Billion" short film competition have been announced!
1st Place: A Common Guy by Pedro Diaz
One day you take a step forward in your life. No matter the circumstances or the consequences you will remain some guy from the crowd.
2nd Place: A True Dream by Bao Long
When We Dream Alone it's Just a Dream, when We Dream Together We can Turn It into Reality
3rd Place: The Sacecrow Girl by Cássio Pereira
Denied the opportunity to attend school, and 8 year old girl learns to read using her own way.
For more incredible films, please check out our remaining short film competition finalists!