Preview YouTube's time capsule Life in a Day 2020 in exclusive first trailer
We're guessing no one is very eager to revisit 2020, but allow YouTube to persuade you otherwise.
The video-sharing giant has teamed with producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald for a follow-up to the duo's 2010 documentary Life in a Day, which stitched together videos filmed by people around the world on a single day. Life in a Day 2020, which will do the same with videos shot on July 25, 2020, has now unveiled its first trailer, which you can watch below.
The trailer showcases some of the year's most notable moments — with healthcare workers suiting up to combat the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protesters taking to the streets — alongside the closest thing to normalcy that was possible to capture in July 2020.
"I think it will be a time capsule for the ages," Macdonald previously told EW ahead of the global filming date. "We're living through this time of great political upheaval, and that's maybe at the forefront of our thoughts. But for a lot of people, the lived day-to-day experience, which is what I'm hoping we'll capture in the film, is not going to be about those big issues, at least not directly.... I always say to people, 'What's boring to you, what's normal to you, is gonna be fascinating to other people.'"
Life in a Day 2020 will premiere at this year's virtual Sundance Film Festival on Feb. 1, and will be available for free on YouTube beginning Feb. 6.
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