One Day on Earth: movie review

( Unrated ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

'One Day' chronicles the events of 24 hours in lives all over the world.

Courtesy of Nina Deda/One Day on Earth
'One Day' features footage happening on the same day all over the world.

“One Day on Earth” celebrates just that. Director Kyle Ruddick and executive producer Brandon Litman, aided by the United Nations, encouraged people in every country on earth (and orbiting the planet) to make a visual record of their lives on 10/10/10 – in all, 3,000 hours of footage by 19,000 people in 70 languages. The resulting 110-minute movie chronicles everything from birth and death to global warming, endangered species, famine, weddings, dance, farming – you name it. It all flies by, nothing sinks in, but the cumulative effect is somewhat overwhelming. How could it not be? Grade: B+ (Unrated.)

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