"Life in a Day" is a Stunning Feel-Good Film Collage
The film, "Life in a Day," premiering world-wide on July 24, is a masterful life-like collage and a shining example of the positive impact that access to a global consciousness can have on our collective psyches.
This work is as significant for our digital media generation as the original, "We Are the World" effort was in the 80's.
Thanks to the world's citizens who submitted their videos, the researchers, writers and filmmakers who cut them into a powerful story, YouTube and distributor, National Geographic; the whole world is ours for ninety minutes, and it is beautiful.
"Life in a Day" is a stunning chronicle of what happened on planet earth from midnight to midnight on July 24, 2010. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry and It will make you avert your eyes. You will certainly remember it many years from now. Images of birth, death, struggle and triumph fill the screen and I found my self wishing I could see more.
"Life in a Day" might prove to be one of the most memorable experiences you've ever had in a movie theater. The film opens worldwide in theaters on July 24, 2011. Watch the official trailer here.The filmmaking process began on July 24, 2010 when, at the urging of a group of ambitious filmmakers headed by Oscar winner director Kevin Macdonald, executive producer Ridley Scott and the folks at YouTube; more than 80,000 people from 192 countries videotaped over 4,500 hours of personal events that illustrated something important in their lives: a one-world day.
Although the film was created with video shot by people like you and me, you won't see those typical off-color pop-culture videos we usually witness on the internet. It is a real and honest slice of life that proves to us that as different as we may be, we are all basically the same.
As director Macdonald said in an interview in January 2011 on PBS, "There's a lot of emotion, a lot of laughter, a lot of things we all expect from seeing a movie. But what struck me was that everybody has ultimately got the same values, the same things that were important to them."
Macdonald continues, "We love our children. We want to fall in love with someone. We don't want to be alone. We're scared of getting ill and we are even more scared of dying."Continued on the next page