If you only had one day to document the world, what story would you tell? This is the question the One Day on Earth project would like you to ponder and answer on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) – whoever you are, wherever you are and with whatever camera you can lay hands on. On October 10, inspired citizens from around the world will record their own personal perspective on the human experience over a 24-hour period. Anyone with a little bit of inspiration and a camera can participate.
Here is the project’s official trailer:
From the One Day on Earth website:
One Day on Earth is a documentary and new media project about the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one 24-hour period on Earth. More than a film, One Day on Earth is a multi-platform participatory media project. The flagship of this project is a 120-minute documentary to be released theatrically. Through the One Day on Earth platform we will establish a community that not only watches, but participates.
The idea of user-generated, social filmmaking seems to be popular these days. Video-sharing site Youtube recently teamed up with Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott and the Sundance Film Festival to create a feature documentary called Life in a Day.
Selected by a team of editors headed by director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), the contributed footage will be woven into a feature film about the endless diversity of life on Earth on yet another day: July 24, 2010. (The final deadline for submitting footage of that day is tomorrow, July 31, 2010.)
The film, produced under Ridley Scott’s supervision, will be launched at Sundance next January and also be made available on YouTube. Anyone whose footage is chosen for the film will be listed as co-director, and 20 of the co-directors will be selected to attend the film festival premiere. Exciting stuff for someone who might have captured an incredible scene… on a smartphone.
Would you be inclined to participate in such a project?
And if you do, would you pretty please tell us all about it?