UK/USA 2010 97 mins
Dir: Kevin MacDonald
From Director Kevin McDonald and Producer Ridley Scott, You Tube… and 80,000 individual video bloggers. A portrait of our lives on a single day created out of over 4500 hours of user-submitted footage.
“Breathtaking!” Sundance Film Festival
“(Life in a Day) reaffirms the importance of YouTube as a space for citizen journalism.”
“Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s Life In A Day is an idea borne out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube.
The film 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 with more than 80,000 submissions, over 4500 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 footage into a 90 minute film, crafted by Macdonald, Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Producer Liza Marshall and their team, to offer a unique experience that shows, in beautiful, humourous and joyful honesty, what it’s like to be alive on earth today.”
Helen Cowley/Love Film