What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today.
All walks of life, all parts of the world, everywhere on this little blue planet is the location, where shared themes common to all humanity are explored and humoured, exploited and tragically true of us all…there’s a lingering sadness which underlies the frequent fun and humour so many of these clips portray…us making the best of what we have, which for so many is nothing much at all, and yes there is darkness, a lot of it, but what we do, our nature is to laugh at it, and celebrate the victory of being alive.
Directed by Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa.
With Teagan Bentley, Hiroaki Aikawa, Ester Brym and Cindy Baer.