Must Watch: Wonderful Trailer for YouTube Created 'Life in a Day'

April 21, 2011
Source: Vulture

Life in a Day Trailer

Where Were You on July 24th, 2010? National Geographic Ent. has debuted (via Vulture) the first trailer for Life in a Day, the YouTube project that combined 80,000 video submissions from one day, July 24th last year, into a feature length film. As described, "a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that portrays this kaleidoscope of images we call life." This premiere at Sundance and though I sadly missed it, it got rave reviews, including this one from Anne Thompson. This just looks beautiful, awe-inspiring in a way, I high suggest watching it even if you have no clue what to expect. I cannot wait to see this, it looks extraordinary.

Watch the first official trailer for Ridley Scott & Kevin Macdonald's Life in a Day:

Witness the True Story of a Single Day on Planet Earth. A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 24, 2010.

What happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland) took this raw material — all shot on July 24th, 2010 — and created Life in a Day, a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary. National Geographic is bringing Life in a Day to theaters on July 29th this summer.

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  • Xerxexx
    This looks...Fantastic! Definitely a must see. How long is the actual Documentary?
  • Noclue002
    brought tears down my face. i love it already...
  • Cruzer
    So many great trailers today! That was wonderful, if it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't get to see these. Thanks.
  • Alex
    I watched this when it premiered on YouTube simultaneously with Sundance. It is as beautiful as the trailer would indicate. Some moments will make you laugh, only to be followed by moments that will make you cry. Life in a Day is just like Koyanisqaatsi: a beautiful portrait of current life.
    • At first, I definitely got a Koyanisqaatsi vibe from it, but then it shifted a little but I think it looks pretty amazing none the less. I like these documentaries because they show how we are all the same and deep down striving for the same things. Obviously after weeping into my hands I put the news on and get back to normal. So is this already viewable on Youtube?
  • OH gosh... that i called a real documentary... Great Moments ..
  • happy camper
    wow that is a great concept, i will def go to see this in theaters!
  • Nocsyn
    oh snap july 24th...dats my birfday
  • Wow, this looks inspiring.
  • CisforCinema
    Gave me goosebumps. It looks incredible!
  • Anonymous
    cant wait
  • Nans2693
    why the fk do i feel like crying O.o???
  • konstantinos terzis
    i saw this when it premiered in sundance, via live youtube streaming, its truly incredible, moving, inspiring.. its truly a unique portrayal of life. Worth watching, worth buying, worth watching again. 




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