Life in a Day, in our opinion, was the best documentary of 2011. The entire documentary takes place over the span of one day on Earth. July 24, 2010. Ridley Scott asked people from all over the world to document their day and upload it to Youtube. This is the result. BRILLIANT.
On July 24, 2010 a lot happened – for some. Nothing happened, for others. Riots, Sex, Love, Marriage, Death, Boredom, Adventure, Sleep, Work. People uploaded their day to Youtube and Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald waded through tens of thousands of hours of footage. They saw thousands of people taking showers, walking their dogs, having breakfast, going to work. In Japan, Canada, Denmark, South Africa, France, the United States, China and everywhere else: a day was lived. What were YOU doing on July 24, 2010? It’s fun to try and remember.
More recently, what did you do today? While watching this documentary it will occur to you: there are many ways to live a day. You don’t have to be in your room all day. You don’t have to stay in the city of your birth until you die. This documentary should have won the Oscar for best documentary of 2011. It wasn’t even nominated.
In the comments below, write about whether you enjoyed this documentary and a line or two about how you spent today.
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