One Day on Earth

Jun 21, 2012

“One Day on Earth” was created through the help of thousands of people all over the world. Credit:

Usually, a movie takes years to make from start to finish. Kyle Ruddick’s new documentary, however, only took one day. (Well, not counting editing, that is.)

“One Day on Earth” is a bold, global film project that started at the grassroots level. The thrust of the movie is that it shows the human experience in every country on the same day. The result is a world record-setting movie made by over 19,000 volunteer filmmakers, cut from 3,000 hours of raw footage and which features 70 different languages.

One Day on Earth, which is also the name of the organization which backed the movie, donated 1,000 high definition cameras to people all across the world. Footage includes a North Korean military parade, the lives of scientists at the South Pole, a Kosovo wedding ritual, and much more.

How did Ruddick manage to orchestrate such a huge project? What got left on the cutting room floor? What’s next for One Day on Earth?


Kyle Ruddick, founder and director of “One Day on Earth”

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