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What Do You Think About San Diego’s Future?


Kyle Ruddick, Founder/Director, One Day on Earth

Jodi Cilley, Founder, Film Consortium San Diego


What do you think the future holds for San Diego?

A video project hopes to give us a glimpse into the future showing us both the promise and the problems facing our city.

KPBS and the producers of the documentary One Day on Earth are teaming up for One Day in San Diego, a 24-hour filming event on April 26 that encourages people all across San Diego to pick up a camera and film a story about the city's future.

The idea is to examine San Diego's future through a lens, said Jodi Cilley founder of the San Diego Film Consortium and a producer of the film project.

"So on April 26, people across the city are going to pick up cameras and film stories, visuals and images that they associate with the concept of the future of San Diego," Cilley said. "Interviews, time-lapse, events, things happening that day in their life that tap into this project and connect with that idea.”

People in 10 other U.S. cities will be doing the same thing on that same day. They'll all then upload their footage to be archived online and some content will be selected to appear in a documentary that will air later this year on PBS stations across the country, including KPBS.

The project is a localized version of the global crowd-sourced documentary, One Day On Earth. Kyle Ruddick, founder of the project, said he wanted to explore the concept on a smaller scale.

"So many things are happening on a local level, and people in our community were already starting to do local events," he said.

Ruddick said each video uploaded to the website will be geo-tagged and placed on a citywide map.

"We're building a community here where everyone's going to see what everyone did in this project," he said.

Producers like Ruddick and Cilley will then select content from San Diego (and the 10 other cities) for a documentary series. The final product will air on PBS stations across the country.

To get you started, community members have been sharing their thoughts on San Diego's future. Scroll through our Tumblr account and hear why San Diegans love their city and what concerns they have about its future. Anyone who is interested in participating is encouraged to attend a meeting April 25 at Platt College.

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