Film Features Day in the Life All over the World
April 23, 2012
It's not often that film-watchers see scenes from countries all over the world in one film, but that is the case with One Day on Earth.
The film, made by a group of people who had never before made a film, made its debut on Sunday, 22 April, with free screenings in more than 160 countries, including a screening at the United Nations General Assembly.
The idea was to get footage from thousands of people who all shot on the same day, October 10, 2010 (10/10/10). Kyle Ruddick, the director, and Brandon Litman, the producer, put out a call worldwide and received responses from more than 19,000 people, who sent in 3,000 hours of footage in more than 70 languages.
The film lasts 105 minutes and features scenes from some countries that don't exactly condone such public filming, such as North Korea, where a military parade was secretly filmed and then the footage was secretly transferred to Ruddick and Litman. Other hard-to-get footage came from South Sudan and Tunisia, which were involved in violent struggles around that time.
But the film got made, thanks to generous donations from private donors to the tune of a few million dollars.
Ruddick and Litman are not stopping there, though. They already have footage from 2011, November 11, to be exact (11/11/11).