The Global Lives Project’s mission is to collaboratively build a video collection of human life experience that reshapes how we conceive of cultures, nations, and people outside of our own communities.
Our online video collection consists of 24-hour, day-in-the-life, raw, unedited footage of 20 everyday lives in 17 countries. The unedited and uncut format of the films reduces a film director’s control in determining what is important and what is not important to include. In this way, the films are examples of story sharing rather than storytelling because our films try to avoid “telling” anything specific about the subjects’ lives; instead the films enable subjects to share their lives as they live them.
Our video collection contains hundreds of hours of high-definition footage. Students and educators can access footage from their home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, and segments of the video collection can also be purchased on a flash drive for offline viewing.
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