Peace One Day

Original Release: September 21, 2007 (UK)
Directed by: Rod Wardell
Produced by: Dominic Saville
Distributed by: BBC
Running Time: 03:29 minutes

Peace One Day is a non-profit organisation whose objective is to institutionalise the International Day of Peace. It was founded in 1999 by British documentary filmmaker and actor Jeremy Gilley. The international film project Peace One Day inspired and documented the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence fixed as 21 September annually Peace Day.

On Peace Day 2006 there were events in 200 countries, including all 192 UN member states, directly involving 27.6 million people. On Peace Day 2007 it was also acknowledged for the first time by an unprecedented live event at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together likeminded supporters of peace.

Multi award winning singer/songwriter Annie Lennox invited a number of A list international music artists and speakers to take part whilst Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley gathered supporters from Government and UN representatives, Nobel Peace Laureates and religious leaders. This extraordinary global event was hosted by Jude Law, featured performances from Kate Nash, Yusuf Islam and James Morrison plus contributions from David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Spice Girls.


Participants

Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller, David Beckham, Jude Law, Annie Lennox, James Morrison, Kate Nash, Spice Girls, Cat Stevens, Dave Stewart, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Richard Branson, Nadirah X, Mudbone Cooper, Mo Mowlam


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Trivia
Filming Dates: 2005
Filming Locations:
  • London, UK
  • New York, USA
  • Peace One Day organised two concerts at Brixton Academy, London, on September 21, 2002 and 2003. In 2004, the Peace One Day documentary premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and the BBC aired the documentary in September of the same year. In 2005, Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller hosted the film's North American premiere to highlight Peace Day.
  • All footage you see of Angelina Jolie was filmed in 2005 and the event she attended was on September 20, 2005 in New York, but the release date for the documentary is 2007 because it aired on TV.