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Life in a Day (2011)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroaki Aikawa ... Himself
Cindy Baer ... Herself
Teagan Bentley Teagan Bentley ... Herself
Ester Brym Ester Brym ... Herself (as Ester Brym Ortiz Guillen)
Cristina Bocchialini Cristina Bocchialini ... Herself
Jesse Brisendine Jesse Brisendine ... Himself
Andrea Cunningham Andrea Cunningham ... Herself
Shir Decker Shir Decker ... Himself
Jaap Dijkstra Jaap Dijkstra ... Himself
Ayman El Gazwy Ayman El Gazwy ... Himself
Shawn Gadberry Shawn Gadberry ... Himself
Boris Grishkevich Boris Grishkevich ... Himself
Arsen Grigoryan Arsen Grigoryan ... Himself
Jennifer M. Howd Jennifer M. Howd ... Herself
Christopher Brian Heerdt Christopher Brian Heerdt ... Himself
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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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Release Date:

27 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vida en un día See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,202, 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$247,215, 25 September 2011
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed on the 24th of July 2010 See more »

Quotes

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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Toc De Castells
Trad. arranged and play by Grallers de La Cova Jove de Tarragona
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Exhilarating ride through 1 day of us living on Earth
20 January 2011 | by james-940See all my reviews

Just saw this at a preview and its mind blowing.

As you might expect from a Youtube content generated film, the clips and there are hundreds...are short, punchy and vary from fuzzy mobile footage, of a lonely girl talking at her phone, a guy asking a girl on a date, to timelapsed high definition clouds brewing into a dark thunderous storm, suns setting over Himalayan peak, and goats staring knowingly at me ...more goats please!

All walks of life, all parts of the world, everywhere on this little blue planet is the location, where shared themes common to all humanity are explored and humoured, exploited and tragically true of us all...there's a lingering sadness which underlies the frequent fun and humour so many of these clips portray...us making the best of what we have, which for so many is nothing much at all, and yes there is darkness, a lot of it, but what we do, our nature is to laugh at it, and celebrate the victory of being alive.

The resulting feature length montage is profound, emotional, hard to watch at times, and if you're not empathising with the rest of the world and grateful of your shared humanity by the time the snail minds its own business...you ain't' go no soul, noooooo, none!

Expect more of this, coz its all true, and just a glimpse of what the digital age can do.


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