Watch: ‘Life In A Day’ Documentary Now On YouTube For Free

By Megan O'Neill 

Life In A Day, the amazing YouTube documentary that premiered last January at Sundance and hit theaters over the summer has now found a home on YouTube.  Viewers can now watch the breathtaking film for free on the Life In A Day YouTube channel and experience the joy, sadness, excitement and other emotions that this amazing film evokes.

For those of you that aren’t familiar, Life In A Day is a documentary produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.  The duo called on all YouTubers to submit video footage of their lives on a single day—July 24, 2010.  Over 4,500 hours of footage was submitted.  Over the next few months, their team cut the footage together to create an amazing portrayal of “life in a day” all around the globe.

The Times of London called the film “a thrilling piece of cinema”, the Washington Post called it “a profound achievement.”  I call it one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  You can watch the full film embedded below or head over to where the film is available with subtitles in 25 languages.  You can also find the DVD for sale on the official YouTube channel.

After you watch the film I’d love to hear what you think of it!  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.