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article imageRidley Scott's YouTube film 'Life in a Day' now available free

By Andrew Moran     Nov 1, 2011 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - YouTube's official blog announced that producer Ridley Scott's experimental documentary, "Life in a Day," a film that surrounds a day in the life of an average person, is now available for free online.
“Life in a Day” has received quite the buzz since it debuted at the Berlin, Sundance, SXSW and Sydney film festivals earlier this year. The documentary, directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald and produced by Academy Award winner Ridley Scott, looks at the day in the life of a person on July 24, 2010.
The director viewed more than 80,000 submissions and approximately 4,500 hours of footage from nearly 200 countries. Although most of the documentary was user-submitted, the producers sent 400 cameras to developing countries for the remaining 30 percent of the picture.
YouTube has now announced that the documentary is available on the popular video service entirely for free. It is also includes subtitles in 25 different languages.
“So if you haven’t seen it yet or want to relive the experience that The Times of London considers ‘a thrilling piece of cinema’ and the Washington Post called ‘a profound achievement,’ now’s your chance,” wrote YouTube Marketing Manager, Tim Partridge.
The documentary has received an 81 percent fresh rating on and an 8.1 rating on
“There are dull spots, as with any other day, yet "Life" aims to be, and occasionally is, like a YouTube-y "Our Town," giving a sense of what it is to be alive on planet Earth,” wrote New York Daily News critic Joe Neumaier.
“What makes "Life in a Day" so compelling is how completely ordinary it is. There are no YouTube antics, no one is putting on a show. It's simply a collection of how people decided to spend one July day,” wrote Philadelphia Daily News critic Molly Eichel.
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