Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, the team at San Francisco-based 501c3 Let it Ripple has had four films premiere at Sundance, has won over 70 awards, and has had three of their films selected by The U.S. State Department to screen at embassies around the world to foster dialogue across borders. Let It Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and updating these topics through an engaging, accessible, 21st century lens. Over the past ten years, the team has created and distributed 28 films, engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue, and created a new way of making films called “Cloud Filmmaking,” where they make films collaboratively with people all over the world and offer free customized versions of the films to thousands of schools and nonprofits to help further their reach.

The Let it Ripple Films:

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**We are committed to keeping Character Day and all of the films and materials free for all who participate. Please consider a donation to help keep these materials available to schools, organizations, and the public. All donations are tax-deductible (Let it Ripple is 501c3).**

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    Character Day 2015 (Sep 18) Made Ripples!

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    #CharacterDay absolutely blew our minds. Watching the stream of conversation, pictures, comments, press, etc. flow in and ripple out in so many directions was so beautiful, humbling, and most of all, inspiring. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way!

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • 6,752 screenings at schools, classrooms, workplaces, and organizations.
    • Events were held in 41 countries, on all inhabited continents. (There wasn't one in Antarctica this year;)
    • People from over 125 countries tapped into the conversation online. 
    • Over 35 million Twitter and press impressions and engagements.

    Amazing coverage from such a wide range of sources, from US Sec of Education Arne Duncan's great article about CharacterDay to:

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    and many many more!

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    Amazing Kids Magazine: Character Day

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    By Odessa Goldberg, age 12, California

    “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    When the words, “What do you have to offer? Who’s ready?” echoed through the auditorium at Mill Valley Middle School and shots of people raising their hands filled the screen, one by one the students lounged on the floor of the gym with their eyes peeled to the screen began spontaneously raising their hands, committing themselves to offer their strengths to the world. Until the last credits faded on the screen the students and teachers alike were held in a breath stirring trance that prompted tears and smiles.

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    Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)

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    Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.

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    Project for Women: New Influencers

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    On September 18, 2015, the world will join Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain for Character Day- a day of thousands of events around the globe where people will simultaneously premiere short powerful and entertaining films, dive into resources from scientists, educators and media experts, and join an online Google Hangout exploring how to live meaningful, successful and purposeful lives in today’s 24/7 world. This event marks one of the dynamic and intricate ways Tiffany continues to capture and captivate her audience with meaningful observations, guidance, and conversations about how life in the technical world can be alive, innovative, purposeful, and grateful. Through the observance of a “Technical Shabbat” each Friday with her family and friends (where all technology is shut down for 24 hours), Tiffany has learned the deepest appreciation for her loved ones and the value of “turning off” to spark creativity and enlightenment. We talk to Tiffany about her curiosity and inspiration, and offer you the opportunity to shut down your computer (of course, after this article) and join in this deeply, profound movement.

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By Odessa Goldberg, age 12, California “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic...

Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves. LISTEN HERE

On September 18, 2015, the world will join Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain for Character Day- a day of thousands of events around the globe where people will...

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