Life in a Day
might be the ultimate cinematic example of the old saying that we have more in common as humans than differences. Compiled from thousands of hours of YouTube footage that people were asked to record of their own lives on Saturday, July 24, 2010, Kevin Macdonald’s documentary creates a portrait of the mundane, moving, and profound events experienced around the globe on that date.
As we learn in the movie’s opening minutes, everybody gets up the same way: our feet hit the floor, we relieve ourselves, we eat breakfast, we clean our teeth, etc., etc., etc. But even in these daily rituals performed by people all over the globe, there are lif...