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Life in a Day premiere at Sundance set for January 27

By Tim Partridge

Music Marketing Manager

Imagine a momentary glimpse into 80,000 perspectives from around the world. A goat farmer in the Ukraine heads to work in the morning. Three Angolan women sing a song as they beat corn into meal at lunchtime. A young man in the United States comes out to his grandmother.

You’ll see these scenes and more in the final cut of "Life in a Day” when it premieres globally on YouTube and at the Sundance Film Festival at 8:15PM EST on Thursday, January 27.

Life in a Day” is a unique documentary filmed by YouTube users that tells the story of a single day on earth -- July 24, 2010. For the past five months, director Kevin Macdonald, editor Joe Walker, and a team of researchers have been editing almost 5,000 hours of footage received into a feature film. Video from 192 countries were submitted and, today, a 94-minute film remains. Here’s a message from Macdonald:

To be among the first to see the film, tune in to the live broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with Macdonald. And if you can’t make the 8:15 p.m. EST showing on January 27, not to worry! We’ll repeat the broadcast shortly thereafter in different time zones around the world. An on-demand version of the film will also be available (and free) later in the year.

To stay up to date with the latest on the project, be sure to subscribe to the Life in a Day channel at You can also browse thousands of videos submitted by users in the gallery, which is made possible by LG.