Life in a Day is a new and ground-breaking form of documentary film. This project, directed by Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald, depicts one day in the world. The film project was supported by YouTube.com and was screened on the platform in Spring of this year. On 9 June, Life in a Day will open in German theaters.
The producers asked the YouTube community to film their life on 24 July 2010. They gathered 4500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Out of the provided material the producers created a very emotional and astonishingly complex film. The issue that was probably hardest for the producers was to introduce a red thread into all the material. They did a great job on that though most of the single contributions only take a few minutes. Nevertheless they managed to create an extraordinarily entertaining and emotional experience.
The film shows a day, beginning with getting up and ending with going to bed, all over the world. We see Americans, Europeans, Africans, Asians and follow them for twenty-four hours. They share their thoughts and emotions with us and allow us a special insight into their lives.
The audience is confronted with the entire range of emotions, starting with funny going on to sad, loving, shocking and brutal. We meet some of the protagonists only once, others we follow through the day.
This is a film you should watch and take your time afterwards to think it over and be grateful for the great variety of mankind we have on our planet.