“Life in a Day”
Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s “Life in a Day” was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day—July 24, 2010. Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global community responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The videos contained over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia, and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. The film offers a unique experience that shows—with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty—what it’s like to be alive on Earth today. Part of the Food for Thought Film Series.