What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that since this documentary was culled from thousands of hours of YouTube footage submitted by regular people from all over the world, it depicts everything from births to deaths, love to loss, morning to night -- some of which may be disturbing to younger viewers. There's a particularly grisly scene of a cow being slaughtered (viewers see it being shot in the head with an air gun and then having its throat slit open) and some quick glimpses of the Love Parade in Germany, where several people were crushed to death (footage shows EMTs rushing to help people who appear dead or unconscious). An elderly couple renews their vows in a ceremony that includes promises of more sex and other innuendo. The language, frequently included in subtitles, includes "bulls--t," "damn," "prick," and more. A young gay man comes out to his grandmother over the phone.
- Families can talk about what the documentary demonstrates about the universality of humankind. How are we alike, no matter where we live in the world? How are we different?
- How did technology impact the making of this documentary? Could it have been made in the pre-digital age?
- What did you learn about various cultures? Did anything surprise you about the way people in other parts of the world go about their day?
- What would you include in a video of a typical day in your own life?