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Life in a Day

PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmakers from around the world chronicle life for future generations.


Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: National Geographic

Life in a Day (2011)

Release Date: July 29th, 2011|1 hr. 35 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • At once ambitious in its global reach and modest in its simplicity. show more

  • Does the film add up to something more than a stunt? Maybe not. I was captivated by the several hours I recently saw of Christian Marclay's 24-hour-long "The Clock," a video mashup in which thousands of clips from hundred of movies contain watches and clocks telling the same time that spectators can read on their wrists. Life in a Day doesn't aspire to such intricacy, but it's fascinating all the same, an electronic update of Alexander Pope's maxim that the proper study of mankind is man. show more

  • There are dull spots, as with any other day, yet "Life" aims to be, and occasionally is, like a YouTube-y "Our Town," giving a sense of what it is to be alive on planet Earth. show more

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    Hello, my name is Alan Smith and I was in this movie Life In A Day. I am proud to be part of this film and the history of its time capsule that will be seen for generations to come. You can see my interviews with the media and my film submission that made it into this film by going to

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