Watched in HD, Stereo
Following on from the 2010 version, on 25th July 2020 people from 192 countries filmed over 300,000 hours of amateur footage depicting their lives. Marriages, proposals, births, deaths, racism, break-ups, masks, no masks, protests, homelessness, effects of climate change, solitude, spirituality and some awesome trains.
I’m not a fan of the “day in the life” videos, but this collection of quick edits adds more during the Coronavirus pandemic. You don’t get chance to build a relationship with the characters – people – but their joy, sadness, satisfaction and plight is no less impactful. The close-ups with animals are better than any David Attenborough, the deliberately unfinessed production is certainly authentic.