An Australian-initiated crowd-sourced documentary premiered around the world last night, one year to date after contributors were asked to film their daily lives and submit the results.
Called The 11Eleven Project, the 75 minute film is compilation of footage spanning 179 countries from film-makers all shooting on 11 November 2011.
The film had more than 55 screenings around the world yesterday including, the Sydney Entertainment Quarter, over 2000 people at Melbourne’s Federation Square and a further 5000 at Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville Kentucky plus The Sineak Cinema Theater in Greece and The Roxy Bar in London.
Danielle Lauren, the project’s creative director said in a statement: “It’s truly about community, people getting out of their homes and into a space with other human beings. It seems only right that a film about people be shared with other people.”
Profits from the sale of the project will go to six charities: Save the Children, WWF, Opportunity International, Hamlin Fistula, Global Voices and The Hunger Project.
It is the not the first time a documentary has taken global user-submitted footage all shot on a simultaneous day to produce a feature length film. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions in partnership with YouTube and LG Electronics produced A Life in a Day, shot on 24 July 2010. The completed film debuted at Sundance Film Festival 2011.