University of Sussex - Archive of inspiration

August 5, 2010

A director making a film documenting a day in the life of people across the planet took his inspiration from the university archives of a project that charted life in Britain during the Second World War. Kevin Macdonald, who is working on Life in a Day with Ridley Scott, visited the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex 10 years ago to make a film about one of its founders, Humphrey Jennings. Macdonald, director of The Last King of Scotland (2006), recently returned to the archive to film a promotional clip for the new film. The movie will be made from footage uploaded to YouTube by participants around the world on 24 July.

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