Life in a Day - Film Analysis

I watched the documentary Life in a Day and I think one of the major points in the film was to show we how similar we are as humans even though our cultures and our homes may be different. In a way, it was like uniting all of humanity by showing that no matter our walk in life, we all wake up, start our day, eat food, and have feelings about things. I think another point in the film was to show you just how the big the world is, and that there is more going on out there than just what you see.

One scene that resonates with me is the scene with the Japanese dad and his little boy saying hello to the wife/mother that had died. I think this scene stuck out to me because sometimes I find myself thinking about my own mom eventually leaving this earth and I'm not sure how I would react or handle life when the time comes. Another scene that stood out to me was the guy calling his mom to ask her how to tell his friend (that was a girl) how he felt about her. He ended up getting rejected. I think this stood out to me because I know what rejection feels like, and I try to avoid it as much as possible. But it also sticks with me because I've been in a lot of situations where I had wanted to tell someone how I felt, but I was too scared to do it. The last scene that stood out to me was the killing of the cow. It was just so random and sad to me. It made me feel some type of way about how they kill animals just so we can eat them.

Overall I liked the film! There was just so much to take in from things that I could never imagine from all over the world, and it really made me think about what I take advantage of in my life. It had me thinking about what if I was born in a different culture? And why was that girl born to that situation and not me? The only thing I wish they had done in the film is say where in the world the different footage came from, like add a label saying what country the scene was taking place in.

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