Life in a Day

Synopsis: What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today.
Director(s): Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa (co-director), Natalia Andreadis (co-director), Jack A
Production: National Geographic Entertainment
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

with all the pressures,

what a great boy you are,

and of course I know that.

And I know that it's hard.

I've never been in a hospital.

I've never been like this before.

But I just think we ought

to help each other, OK?

I know that sometimes when we

ask you to do something to help,

sometimes you don't wanna go upstairs

cos you get scared.

- And that's fine, I understand that.

- Dad's fault.

If it's because you're scared to go

upstairs by yourself, just tell me that.

I will!

Sometimes you're going down.

- And stop videotaping!

- I'll give you the camera, too.

We're gonna do a project,

a family project, OK?

Can we all agree

to do the family project?

- Do you want the camera?

- What?

Do you want the camera

to videotape me?

- Hm-mm.

- It's gonna be a family project.

I need to have a happy boy today, OK?

You have to be happy

if you have the video camera, though.

- Why?

- Because it's a happy film.

- Right?

- And it has a happy ending.

OK, we're coming in!

First of all,

and I'm sure he hears me by now,

let me explain something to you.

Everyone, can you hear me

loud and clear?

My son was supposed to be

cleaning his room yesterday.

Come on!


- Woman!

- Woman.

Oh, it's gonna be

a long day, as most are.

He's always a bundle of joy

when he wakes up.

Come on, come get in the shower.

Get the day going.

We got things to do. Places to go.

People to see. Futures to make.

No job is too big or too small.

And even down to a few

minutes ago just wiping my bum,

because I... I had

my first, first poop.

In a bloody a week or so.

So one of them

came to the rescue and said,

"Listen, would you like me

to trim that up for you, sir?"

So I said yes.

And, and, er, a very, very, very,

erm, erm, courageous young lady,

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