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The Sundance Film Festival premiere of "Life in a Day" has now drawn to a close, and the filmmakers have flown back home after an incredible week. 13M people tuned into the "Life in a Day" channel over the course of Sundance, the livestream was watched by millions, and we received over 3,000 questions over Google Moderator for the live Q&A following the premiere. What's next for "Life in a Day"? We announced on Jan. 24 that National Geographic had agreed to distribute the film in the United States, so we'll be working through more of these details in the coming weeks.

Synopsis of the film:
 Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens. Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives and to mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth. On July 7, YouTube announced Life in a Day, an historic global film experiment that will attempt to do just that: document one day on earth (July 24, 2010), as seen through the eyes of people around the world.  The project will be produced by Ridley Scott, directed by Kevin Macdonald, and filmed by...You! 

Anyone in the world will have 24 hours to capture their life on camera. They can film the ordinary (a sunrise, the commute to work, a neighborhood soccer match) or the extraordinary (a baby’s first steps, your reaction to the passing of a loved one, or even a marriage) and upload the footage to www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.  Kevin Macdonald, the Oscar-winning director of films such as The Last King of Scotland and One Day in September, will edit the most compelling footage into a feature-length documentary, to be executive produced by Ridley Scott, the director behind epic films like Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and Robin Hood, and produced by Scott Free Productions.  Individuals whose footage makes it into the film will be credited as co-directors and 20 of these contributors will be flown to Park City, Utah, for the film’s world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Life in a Day is made possible by LG.


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Jan 23, 2011, 12:29 PM
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