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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 »

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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 Gojira (1954) See more »

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A Day At A Time
Written by Matthew Herbert
Recorded by Ellie Goulding
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The Power of Connection
2 February 2011 | by kerick08See all my reviews

Life in a Day is a historic cinematic experiment that attempts to capture what life looks like on one day, July 24th, 2010, around the entirety of the world. Thousands of hours of video were captured and then compiled to give a glimpse into what constitutes an average day amongst humanity.

This film is ultimately about connection; the connection of humans to one another and all of the mundane, regular, everyday things that we share despite our differences in culture, location, and upbringing. The fact that we all sleep. We all wake up in the morning. We all eat breakfast. We brush our teeth. We walk around. We smile. We love. We fear. We breathe. This film is an affirmation of the simple joys and sorrows that we experience merely as a result of living on this earth and being human. It is an affirmation of life at its rawest, truest, grittiest, and loveliest.

The summarization of this project can be found in the words a young teenage girl who vocalizes that, although she went through her whole day with nothing particularly out of the ordinary occurring, merely by partaking in this social experiment and something greater than just her own life, she was left with the feeling that something amazing was happening.

This simple statement speaks of our innate human desire to be a part of something that is larger than just ourselves. We long to belong, to connect, to be understood, and to be a part of something meaningful and worthwhile. This film speaks directly to this need and is able to transcend religion, culture, age, and gender to get at the heart of what it means to be a human being on earth today. What an amazing time capsule treasure for generations to come.


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