Life in a Day is a historic global experiment to create the world’s largest user-generated feature film. On July 24, 2010, professional and amateur filmmakers captured a glimpse of their lives on camera and uploaded the footage to YouTube, serving as a time capsule for future generations.
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It is surprising how a film spanning the content of people of the world in one day, cut down to a mere 95 minutes, further allowed me to grasp the relation we all share, despite cultural differences, in the simplicity of being alive(love, hopes, fears, etc.) and all that is attached with living and surviving another day. A truly inspiring movie.
Harmless enough, but it felt like a compilation of "cute" YouTube clips my mom would send out if she knew how. The world, apparently, has poverty and strive but no hatred. I wanted to see it get a little less literal in its structure and editing. The closest it came was the "bad feelings" montage, but the idea behind it was too juvenile to take seriously.
Watched and evaluated by a scientist in the year 2510: "Oh look, in 2010 there has been a clear distinction: People in so-called underdeveloped countries were working so hard (and - like these African women - singing so nicely or - like the little shoeshine boy - had such a beautiful smile on their faces) while the rest of the world, especially people of the Western culture, had a lot of fun during their days."
What a great concept. At times I thought it was going to cross the line into twee, but only occasionally. Overall an amazing accomplishment of a film, and pretty difficult to describe. Just see it, it won't be a waste of your time.