One film that vagabonders, or armchair vagabonders, may be interested in is the YouTube film “Life in a Day”.
The day in question is July 24th 2010, when people were asked to go out with their cameras and film some footage that encapsulated their life on that particular day. The film isn’t shot with Hollywood caliber cameras, yet it retains a surprisingly clear resolution throughout.
Over 80,000 submissions came in from 192 countries around the world. Over 4,000 hours of film were cut down to a mere 90 minutes to make the movie. The vignettes from around the world are edited to give viewers a look at the humor of life, the poignant moments, sadness, and even tragedy as 21 festivalgoers are crushed to death during a stampede at Germany’s Love Parade.
The project is directed by Kevin Macdonald, who already has an Academy Award under his belt for a documentary film. Macdonald has said about the film, “It makes you laugh. It makes you cry. Hopefully you feel at the end of it more connected to your fellow humanity, to other human beings around the world.”
The film has already had its premier and will be available to the public later this year.
You can take a look at a few minutes from the film and watch interviews with the filmmakers on the project’s YouTube page