Last year YouTube announced an ambitious and never before attempted project which would document a single day seen through the eyes of YouTube users and filmmakers from around the world. The Life in a Day project is now ready for its debut and the people attending this year's Sundance Festival will be the first to see what director and editor Kevin Macdonald has accomplished.
Thankfully though, the rest of the world can tune in as well as the movie will be streamed on YouTube at the same time, later today.
"On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in 'Life in a Day,' an historic cinematic experiment to document a single day on earth," YouTube wrote
"From Australia to Zambia, more than 80,000 videos, totaling 4,500 hours of footage, were submitted to the project," it said.
"After months of hard work, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and a team of editors have created a 90-minute documentary film that gives a surprising, honest and entertaining self-portrait of our world," it continued.
It's been several months in the making
. YouTube already previewed some of the clips
used in the final cut in the dedicated YouTube channel. But if you've been looking forward to the finished product, you only have a few more hours to wait.
The live screening will begin at 5pm PT/8pm ET in the Life in a Day YouTube channel
, in parallel to the screening at Sundance. If you've visited YouTube today you may also have noticed the custom logo dedicated to the event.
And if the hours aren't convenient for you, YouTube is also streaming the movie for a full day, at 7pm in each time zone, tomorrow. The movie will be available captioned and subtitled in 25 languages besides English. Audio commentary in English will also be available.