More than half of the world lives in cities, so the Global Lives Project chose to film five urban and five rural people.
The Global Lives Project is a collaboration of more than 500 volunteer filmmakers, artists, designers, translators and everyday people from around the world. The Global Lives project set out to document 24 hours in the daily life of ten people who roughly represent the diversity of humanity.
From the most intimate to the most mundane moments, the film crews patiently watched, turning themselves over to the pace and rhythms of lives not their own. They filmed an orphanage in Kazakhstan, a corner store in China, a street car in San Francisco and many other locations foreign and familiar. The project invites audiences to confer attention onto other worlds, and simultaneously reflect upon their own. The sense that we are all different as well as the same opens a space for dialogue.
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