Life in a Day: Around the World in 90 Minutes

Life in a Day: Around the World in 90 Minutes

Jason Loper
Nov 18, 2011

We talk a lot here at Apartment Therapy about how we live and along the way we share tips on how to enjoy the space you inhabit every single day. The new film Life in a Day, which documents one day on earth, as culled from 4,500 hours of video submitted from 192 countries, is a truly inspiring trip around the globe in 90 minutes.

From the Life in a Day YouTube page, this is the concept behind the project:

Life in a Day is a historical global experiment to create a user-generated feature film, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited int an experimental documentary film, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.

I spent a Sunday night streaming this film on Netflix and I will readily admit that it brought me to tears in segments. I love anything that illustrates the struggles and triumphs of humanity — from PostSecret to Teenage Bedroom — and this film certainly fits the bill (and tugs at the heartstrings along the way). The producers of Life in a Day not only whittled down the many, many hours of video into a digestible 90 minute film, they also put it together in a compelling and compassionate manner.

You can watch the movie (for free!) above or on the Life in a Day YouTube Channel or you can stream it on Netflix. In my opinion, this would be a great documentary to watch with the family after all the turkey has been gobbled up on Thanksgiving.

Image and Video: Life in a Day YouTube Channel

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