Italy in a Day (Un giorno da italiani), documentary, 2014
Documentary, 2014, 75 minutes
Director: Gabriele Salvatores, from an idea by Ridley Scott
The film that challenged 40,000 Italians to pick up a camera and document their lives on 26 October 2013, Italy in a Day is a diverse and emotional portrait of the myriad lives Italians live. Each participant’s task was to share with the editors their hopes, dreams, and worries from that day in October, and being Italian was the only criterion. From 2,200 hours of footage, Academy Award Winner Salvatores and his team produced this 75-minute film. Italy in a Day shows the beauty, drama, poetry, and comedy of everyday life in the country. As Italy’s first social film, it ought not to be missed!