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Life in a Day (T/F 2011) by Kevin MacDonald

Available from YouTube.

What started as a corporate stunt ended as a true cinematic coup. YouTube invited users to submit their slice-of-life videos, all shot on July 24, 2010 and hired a crack team of professional filmmakers, led by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void T/F 2004, Last King of Scotland) to transform them into a feature film. The response was overwhelming: 80,000 submissions, totaling more than 4500 hours of video, from 120 countries. Macdonald, Scott and editor Joe Walker worked magic with this overwhelming trove of footage, creating a travelogue like no other. Life in a Day┬ámoves across the globe in surprising, intense and inspiring ways, charting territories of the personal, spiritual and emotional kind. With the films coming from real people who each tell their own real-life stories, Life provides a never-before seen sense of immediacy and intimacy. And you won’t believe the acrobat- and skydive-cams.