One Day on Earth

(2011)
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1 hr 44 min
NR
Documentary
One Day on Earth is the first film made in every country of the world on the same day. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory media experiment. The world is greatly interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful. We chart the cycle of life over the 24-hour period of October 10th, 2010. From every country of the world we follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive topical global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again. Cut from over 3000 hours of footage, One Day on Earth offers us an epic glimpse of humanity from more perspectives than ever seen before. Some of the main characters and stories in the film include: A speech by the Dalai Lama about the inter-connectivity of humanity. Vincent, a young boy from the Netherlands, has a terminal illness and a life expectancy of 10 years. We witness him turning 10 years old on 10.10.10, and continuing to live. North Korea is seen in more detail than ever before in one day. Highlights include secretly shot footage of the country's mass-transit system, and Kim Jong Il attending the world's largest military parade followed by the world’s largest musical dance performance. 350.org stages the world's largest global climate change event in over 7000 locations around the world. Mebrathe, a young girl in Ethiopia is a strong student fighting to stay in school against her family’s wishes.
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