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Trailer Talk: ‘Life in a Day’

— by KYLA DREWETTE —

Last summer, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott received 80,000 different video submissions from people all over the world as part of their latest project to document a single day in history — July 24, 2010.

Macdonald and Scott have now edited together over 4,500 hours of footage to create a single story called “Life in a Day,” a 90-minute film profiling the lives of people all over the world on one day.

Described as a “groundbreaking, feature-length documentary,” “Life in a Day” will be released in theatres on July 24, 2011, (exactly one year after thousands of people filmed themselves for this unique and historic cinematic experiment). The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was well received by critics.

The collaborative spirit behind this project is truly inspiring and a testament to the collective and creative power of our ever-connected world. As someone who has been looking forward to the final product ever since hearing about the concept last summer (and was even tempted to submit a video myself), I personally cannot wait to experience “Life in a Day” from the perspectives of different people and cultures all around the world.

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