Life in a Day is a collection of user-generated footage depicting our world in the scope of one 24-hour period. Directed and outlined by Kevin Macdonald. Synopsis can be read as follows (via Sundance):

“In May 2010, Sundance Institute was invited to participate in a global cinematic experiment. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald was planning to direct a feature-length documentary shot in a single day, July 24. Supported by YouTube, the project enlisted a global community to capture a moment of their lives on camera. We worked together to spread the word, and the world responded with more than 80,000 submissions; over 5,000 hours of deeply personal, powerful film clips came from contributors from Australia to Zambia, from the heart of the bustling cities to the furthest and most remote reaches of the Earth.

Life in a Day is a compilation of the most compelling images honed by Macdonald, executive producer Ridley Scott and his team, and a crew of talented editors from the vast footage submitted. Their task was to create a unique cinematic experience: in beautiful and harrowing honesty, what it is to be alive on Earth today.”

Trailer down below!

Life in a Day


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