What Kind of World Do You Want to Create?
With world leaders gathering at the U.N. General Assembly this week, award-winning director Richard Curtis (Comic Relief founder, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) asked the Internet to take part in a video challenge with the answer to this question: What kind of world do you want to live in by 2030?
People had 24 hours to submit a video response, which One.org turned into a crowdsourced film to be presented to heads of state during this week’s meeting of the General Assembly.
Hundreds of activists and regular folks from Nepal, Kenya, India, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom submitted responses. Among them were Mashable founder Pete Cashmore and actor and activist Idris Elba, who starred in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Each vowed to stay in the fight against extreme poverty and help all people live with dignity.