Documentary review: Life in a Day (2011)

An assortment of screenshots from the 2011 documentary, funny, touching, thought-provoking, or just beautiful photography. You can watch the doc on youtube. The film was shot by amateur filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

Reflects the diversity of people and cultures all around the world. The beauty of the doc is that each individual can take different things away from watching. So many moments crammed into 90 minutes, maybe too many? Have you seen it yet, what did you think?

(The funniest moment in my opinion, maybe its a guy thing)

(We've all been there, we smile when the cameras are off, and when we are supposed to be happy it feels so awkward)

(We all want to make a connection, to understand, and to be understood)

(Kid's are often unintentional comedians, and ask the weirdest questions!)




  1. A Life In A Day seem like a great documentary. I saw it in Nostra's top list and wanted to see it, but the loading was slow and haven't tried to watch it again.
    I think I should after reading your review.

  2. @Andina: I think you'd enjoy the doc! Lots of beautiful and heart-warming moments. You must have slower internet over there. If you let the youtube video load/save, should be ok to watch later without interruptions ( :

  3. I've heard a lot of good stuff about this documentary from those who've watched it, and now you too have posted a review praising it. I guess I should watch it sometime.

  4. @Shubhajit: Like watching youtube videos for 90 min straight. I had to watch the doc in 3 sittings, so many moments to digest all at once, I'd recommend doing the same, as the clips are pretty random. Or maybe it was because I was already tired, who knows ( :

  5. Glad you liked it! It's a great piece of cinema and I'm looking forward to Britain in a Day which is going to be on TV in the UK this week!

    1. @Pete: Britain in a Day I haven't heard of, thanks for telling!
      I like this style of documentary, although I do find it a little overwhelming to see more than 30 mins at a time, because there is so much to take in.


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