Upcoming movie: One day on Earth

Here’s an exciting film for vagabonders: it’s about 7 billion people, 24 hours, and one planet.  Check out the trailer:

From the official description:

ONE DAY ON EARTH creates a picture of humanity by recording a 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. We explore a greater diversity of perspectives than ever seen before on screen. We follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again. In the end, despite unprecedented challenges and tragedies throughout the world, we are reminded that every day we are alive there is hope and a choice to see a better future together.

Documentaries like this are notoriously tough to pull off.  Moving that much equipment around, dealing with foreign bureaucracy, etc.  The filmmakers hit upon an elegant solution: crowdsourcing.  They opened the film to submissions from participants from all over the globe.  One upshot of this method is that it adds a local perspective to the production.

On their website http://www.onedayonearth.org, the founders say that one of the founding principles was to use this film as a “time capsule.”  If a picture is a worth a thousand words, how much is a video worth?

What do you think?  Have you seen similar documentaries that you would recommend watching?  Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Posted by | Comments Off on Upcoming movie: One day on Earth  | November 4, 2011
Category: Images from the road, Notes from the collective travel mind, Travel Video


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  1. Zach Says:

    is that like the youtube movie “life in a day”?

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  3. Heather Says:

    I haven’t seen anything quite like this but I find it really interesting, I always find new things on your blog, thank you!