A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroaki Aikawa ... Self
Cindy Baer ... Self
Teagan Bentley Teagan Bentley ... Self
Ester Brym Ester Brym ... Self (as Ester Brym Ortiz Guillen)
Cristina Bocchialini Cristina Bocchialini ... Self
Jesse Brisendine Jesse Brisendine ... Self
Andrea Cunningham Andrea Cunningham ... Self
Shir Decker Shir Decker ... Self
Jaap Dijkstra Jaap Dijkstra ... Self
Ayman El Gazwy Ayman El Gazwy ... Self
Shawn Gadberry Shawn Gadberry ... Self
Boris Grishkevich Boris Grishkevich ... Self
Arsen Grigoryan Arsen Grigoryan ... Self
Jennifer M. Howd Jennifer M. Howd ... Self
Christopher Brian Heerdt Christopher Brian Heerdt ... Self


What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Filmed on the 24th of July 2010 See more »


Man: I actually love my refrigerator. It's such a cool thing. It remains at one corner. It keeps its mouth shut. I love my refrigerator. Nothing else but my refrigerator!
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References Death Note (2006) See more »


Klong Yao
Tra. and arr. by Boonrmirn Sribanhdit
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Amazing insight into the way the world lives one day
9 February 2011 | by roger-verdurmenSee all my reviews

Without a doubt one of the worlds best examples of co-creation or even crowd sourcing if you like. How 4500 hours of film were carefully judged until 150 hours of film could serve as the basis for this 1,5 hour jewel will never seize to amaze me. The film touches every single emotion from joy to fear to disgust to sadness and relief, and does so in a totally natural way, probably as life itself does. Maybe somewhat besides the point of the film but what struck me was the notion that in whatever direction I would travel, except maybe slightly north, in general people are worse off than in my country. You could say seeing life on our planet makes me appreciate my particular life more. Probably it was about time something would...

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Release Date:

27 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Life in a Day See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$45,202, 31 July 2011

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