Thursday, July 28, 2011

Life in a Day

Imagine a call sent out to the world. You are to employ the medium of video to chronicle a single day on Earth -- the 24th of July, 2010 -- from wherever you are. You answer the call, and are one of over 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott was joined by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, in the compilation of this raw material. The result is a feature-length documentary called Life in a Day. National Geographic and YouTube came together to bring it to the big screen.

Sneak previews began this past July 24, one year to the day after the shooting of the original footage. The big release starts tomorrow. In Washington DC, you can catch it tomorrow night at the West End Cinema. For other locations, go to their Facebook page.

I sure hope it comes out in DVD.

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