Ridley Scott, Google to Produce Historic Documentary – India in a Day


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Respected British director, Ridley Scott, notable for such achievements as Gladiator and The Martian, is teaming with Indian producer, Anurag Kashyap, and Google to explore a day in the lives of the people of India.

“The story of new India. Produced by Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap. Starring you.”

The above quote is from the Google India homepage on Friday, October 2nd, the 146th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Follow the link in the quote and you will find a video urging Indian citizens to submit their own videos documenting their personal lives and experiences over the course of a single day.

India is home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations, with long respected traditions and cultures, worthy of celebration. The second most populous country in the world also boasts a vastly diverse people, living in an ever-evolving society. Contemporary technology has transformed Indian society and culture, allowing an unprecedented ability to connect globally.

“Help us film a single day in India. Express your day, your time, your moment.”

Produced by Scott and Kashyap, directed by Richi Mehta, and presented by Google, the video submissions will be edited together to create a single documentary collage, filmed by India’s people.

“Grab your cameras on the 10th of October and capture anything and everything around you… Most importantly, make it personal. Make it your point of view.”

Google is urging the citizens of India to spread the word on social media using #indiainaday. For more information on how to participate, head over to the India in a Day website here.

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