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Thousands share clips of life for 'Spain in a Day' film

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Thousands share clips of life for 'Spain in a Day' film
Spain in a Day captures snapshots of everyday life of real people. Photo: RTVE
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A documentary film compiled of video contributions from thousands of Spaniards filmed on a single day last year providing a beautiful and poignant snapshot of Spain is released in cinemas today.

A documentary film compiled of video contributions from thousands of Spaniards filmed on a single day last year providing a beautiful and poignant snapshot of Spain is released in cinemas today.

Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet invited Spaniards at home and abroad to contribute video experiences of their lives on October 24th last year.

A total of 22,638 clips were sent in from which 404 individual clips were included in a documentary film that encapsulates Spanish life.

After a premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival last week, the movie goes on general release at cinemas across Spain today.

Watch the trailer:

The film shows clips of the everyday life of Spaniards, from a child chasing a sun-beam, to an old man dancing, to a woman battling cancer.

It also features Spain’s only female wingwalker and Spanish lifeguards working to save refugees making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

People were asked to express their joys and their sorrows, their challenges and their filled of unrepeatable events everyday. They were asked to reflect such questions such as What do you love?  What's your dream? What do you fear?

"We simply chose stories that had a ring of truth, that weren’t showing off," Coixet said.

The documentary was inspired by the hugely popular Life in a Day by Ridley Scott which captured life all over the planet on one particular day in July, 2010

The same format has been copied in the UK, Japan and Italy.

Thousands share lives to make ‘Spain in a Day’ film

 

A documentary film compiled of video contributions from thousands of Spaniards on a single day last year providing a beautiful and poignant snapshot of Spain is released in cinemas today.

Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet invited Spaniards at home and abroad to contribute video experiences of their lives on October 24th last year.

A total of 22,638 clips were sent in and she chose to include 404 individual clips in a documentary film that encapsulates Spanish life.

After a premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival last week, the movie goes on general release at cinemas across Spain today.

Watch the trailer:

The film shows clips of the everyday life of Spaniards, from a child chasing a sun-beam, to an old man dancing, to a woman battling cancer.

It also features Spain’s only female wingwalker and Spanish lifeguards working to save refugees making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

“We simply chose stories that had a ring of truth, that weren’t showing off,” Coixet said.

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