Synopses & Reviews
One day, a lightbulb went off in Jeremy Gilley's head: there should be one day each year when the world stops fighting and celebrates peace. And he did much more than just think about it. He traveled the globe, meeting with leaders such as Kofi Annan, Amre Moussa, Shimon Peres, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Jeremy's enthusiasm and tireless efforts convinced the governments of the world to change the UN International Day of Peace from a day that moved each year and didn't actually require anyone to stop fighting into a cease-fire day of nonviolence that would fall on September 21 every year.
This amazing story touches on the causes of war, what would happen on a cease-fire day, ways to promote peace on September 21, and most important, how a single person can make a difference in the world.
About the Author
An actor for many years, Jeremy Gilley decided to start making his own films. Jeremy launched the film project Peace One Day to document his journey to establish a World Peace Day. As a result, two years later the member states of the UN unanimously adopted a day of global cease-fire and nonviolence fixed as September 21 annually. The documentary is being seen worldwide via cinema, television, and film festivals. To find out how you can see the film and get involved in Peace One Day, visit www.peaceoneday.org. Jeremy lives in London, England.