Life in a Day, in our opinion, is one of the most charming documentaries ever made. 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. Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, Life in a Day presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society.
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.
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.