Around The World With YouTube
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Youtube announced a competition in the month of July where user where urged to send in videos of their day-to day life. People from around the world were encouraged to send in their videos. The project was to be edited and used as part of a documentary by Director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott.
A “Life in a Day” channel launched by YouTube will share with users videos captured by cameras as part of an experiment to create a documentary about a single day on Earth. A total of 80,000 videos were submitted from 197 countries in what YouTube billed as a project to create “the world’s largest user-generated film”. To make browsing easy, you can sort videos by geography, time of day, mood and more.” This documentary film will be screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival scheduled to be held in Utah in January.
YouTube describes this film as a “historic cinematic experiment” proposed to “document one day, as seen through the eyes of people around the world.”