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Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 8th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

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

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: National Geographic

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Produced in partnership with YouTube and distributed by National Geographic Films, the documentary Life in a Day is offspring with the worst genetic traits of both: narcissism on a global scale, speckled with pretty pictures. In a world without books or magazines, this is the movie people would watch in the waiting room at the dentist's office. show more

  • Life in a Day is an experimental project driven by the Internet at its best, where connectivity among the planet's population has become a reality. show more

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