There is a new film generating a lot of buzz this week, a film composed of life around the world on a single day in July, as seen through clips from over 80,000 user-generated videos submitted to YouTube for this project.
What did people submit to represent their day? What does it say about how they see their life and what is important to them?
This description is taken in part from the Facebook page: “Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald, LIFE IN A DAY is a user-generated feature-length documentary, shot on a single day – July 24, 2010 – that enlisted the global community to capture a moment of their lives on camera.
“The world responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos, representing over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful films from contributors from Australia to Zambia, from the heart of bustling major cities to the furthest and most remote reaches of the earth.
“LIFE IN A DAY brings together the most compelling YouTube footage into a 90-minute film to offer a unique experience that shows, in beautiful, humorous and joyful honesty, what it’s like to be alive on earth today.”
This amazing compilation of videos all shot the same day around the globe is one for the ages.—Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Life in a Day is a wonderfully uplifting account of what it means to be human.—Mark Sells, The Reel Deal