Kevin Macdonald is a Scottish director best known for his films “State of Play” (2009) and “The Last King of Scotland” (2006). “One Day in September” (1999) won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2000. Kevin is the grandson of the Hungarian-born English filmmaker Emeric Pressburger, beginning his career with a biography of his grandfather, “The Life and Death of a Screenwriter” (1994), which he turned into the documentary “The Making of an Englishman” (1995). In 2010 he directed the documentary “Senna”, on the life and career of Ayrton Senna, the F1 driver, who died in a tragic accident while racing. In 2012 he directs the documentary “Marley” on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.
95’ / DAY 6 | S5 21h30 > 24h00
Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a day was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day, 24th July 2010, around the world. The film offers a unique experience that shows with beauty, humour and joyful honesty what it’s like to be alive on Earth today. Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global commu- nity responded by submitting more them 80 000 videos to YouTube. The videos contained over 4500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by con- tributors from Australia to Zambia, and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. We watch Sasha, a teenager in Toronto, Canada, takes is first shave; a young man and woman at their wedding in Thailand; Cain Chavez, a young shoe shiner earns his wage in Peru; Vania da Rui, an American woman sky dives barefoot; a sister and her baby brother are discovered living in a cemetery in Cairo, Egypt, among so many more videos.