Jan 27, 2010, 8:20pm MST post-viewing Update: Great film. Watching the LIVE Q&A from Sundance now. Interesting stuff.
Here is an excerpt from an email from Kevin Macdonald, director of “Life in a Day“, a documentary using footage shot on July 24, 2010 by people from around the world,
“Today we are unveiling Life in a Day at Sundance for the film’s World Premiere. […]
We received a staggering 80,000 clips of film from all around the world for potential inclusion in the film – about 4,500 hours. With so much wonderful footage available to us choosing what to include in the film was extremely difficult. We honestly could have made many more films from all of the material received, so don’t be disheartened if your footage was not included in the final film! We probably thought it was beautiful material but just didn’t have room in a 90 minute film to include it. Remember that the videos in the Life In A Day gallery have already received over 5 million views and this historic archive, of what life was like on 24th July 2010, will live on at www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.
The live stream of the world premiere will take place on the Life in a Day channel (www.youtube.com/lifeinaday) today, Thursday 27th January at 8pm EST. Outside of the US you can tune in for the re-broadcast at 7pm on Friday, January 28, in your local time zone. This will be your only chance to see Life in a Day before it is released across the world later in 2011.”
Here is a teaser trailer.