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Global contributors to attend 'Life in a Day' screening at Sundance Film Festival

January 5, 2011 |  9:01 pm

Ridley scott Kevin Macdonald, the director of "State of Play" and "Last King of Scotland," will be screening his latest film, "Life in a Day," Jan. 27 at the Sundance Film Festival.

Described as a "cinematic experiment," the film captures life around the world in a single day, culled from 4,500 hours of footage sent in from 192 countries. Contributors whose submissions were selected for the film are credited as co-directors. Twenty-six of them have been invited to attend the world premiere at Sundance. The film was produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free UK in partnership with YouTube.

Among the contributors invited are Soma Helmi from Bali, Indonesia; Massoud Hossaini from Kabul, Afghanistan; Harvey Glen from Dubai, United Arab Emirates; David Jacques from Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and Boris Grishkevich from Zakarpatski, Ukraine.

Others will get a chance to watch the film during its world premiere at 6 p.m. MT at Following the premiere, festival director John Cooper will moderate a Q&A with Macdonald and the filmmakers. The film will be rebroadcast on YouTube Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in all time zones and subtitled in 25 languages.

Susan King

2007 photo of Ridley Scott by the Associated Press