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Posted at 1:16 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

'Life in a Day:' First peek at crowd-sourced documentary

By Melissa Bell

The crowd-sourced feature film "Life in a Day," which brought together YouTube, Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald, will debut Jan. 27 at the Sundance Film Festival. At first, I was skeptical about the production. Creating a work of art from 4,500 hours of footage shot around the world on one day by thousands of participants could wind up being one hot mess of styles, voices and sounds. However, the first peek at one of the chosen clips suggests that this film could be a stunning immersion into the world. The clip, shot by Toniu Xou and Patricia Marinez del Hoyoa of Spain, follows a young girl as she climbs a human castle in the small town of Sant Jaume dels Domenys. I can't wait to see the rest:

By Melissa Bell  | January 6, 2011; 1:16 PM ET
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