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“This is a film that could only be made in the last five years because the proliferation of video cameras on phones has reached such a state that you can get enough people who will have an understanding of how to shoot something.”
Kevin Macdonald, Director, in the Wall Street Journal
With the goal of portraying life on Earth, the participatory feature documentary Life in a Day paints a picture of the global community on June 24, 2010. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald created the finished documentary from footage submitted to YouTube. Anyone could submit footage to the project; Macdonald received more than 80,000 videos from 192 countries around the world, all filmed on June 24.
The finished documentary had a theatrical release and inspired a UK-centered follow-up project, Britain in a Day, distributed by BBC 2.