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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wow cool

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


wow cool

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


This looks...Fantastic! Definitely a must see. How long is the actual Documentary?

Xerxexx on Apr 21, 2011


The Sundance website says it was 90 minutes... They condensed it down a lot.

Alex Billington on Apr 21, 2011


Aw, wonder how many untold stories we won't get to see??? Be that as it may, this looks great and I'll definitely see this.

Xerxexx on Apr 21, 2011


yes a must see,looks super.

Anonymous on May 8, 2011


brought tears down my face. i love it already...

Noclue002 on Apr 21, 2011


So many great trailers today! That was wonderful, if it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't get to see these. Thanks.

Cruzer on Apr 21, 2011


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.

Alex on Apr 21, 2011


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?

Crapola on Apr 22, 2011


OH gosh... that i called a real documentary... Great Moments ..

sakyo on Apr 22, 2011


wow that is a great concept, i will def go to see this in theaters!

happy camper on Apr 22, 2011


oh snap july 24th...dats my birfday

Nocsyn on Apr 22, 2011


Gave me goosebumps. It looks incredible!

CisforCinema on Apr 22, 2011


cant wait

Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011


Wow, this looks inspiring.

Johnny Neat on Apr 22, 2011


why the fk do i feel like crying O.o???

Nans2693 on Apr 23, 2011


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. 

konstantinos terzis on May 31, 2011

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