Loyola students screen Life in a Day documentary

life_in_a_day_movie_promo_poster_01[1]By Anna Buchanan

Loyola University Chicago students learned about different cultures around the world during a Thursday screening of the documentary, Life in a Day.

The documentary, which follows people from across the world for an entire day, was screened by Global Brigades in the Cudahy Library at the university’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.

Global Brigade’s mission is to facilitate sustainable solutions in under-resourced communities while fostering local cultures. It is to inspire and mobilize Loyola students to work together in order to help improve the quality of life.

“We are trying to have more events for students on campus that are related to mission national development work,” said David Collins, 22, a senior biology major and president of Global Brigades.

There are many different programs of Global Brigades such as business, medical, public health, dental, and environmental to be a part of. Countries that group of Loyola students have traveled to in the past are Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua. More detailed descriptions on what each program is about can be found on their Facebook page.

Fifteen people attended the documentary of Life in a Day, a crowdsourced based documentary to represent life across earth in a single day on Jul. 24, 2010. People from all over the world were asked to film their lives in a single day and submit them to YouTube.

“It was a really good way to see people’s perspectives from around the world that you may not have thought of before,” said Michelle Busching, 21, a senior biology and psychology double major. “It was a peek into another person’s life.”

The purpose of the documentary was to emphasize cultural understanding. Watching them are a great way to involve Loyola students and the organization plans on showing a different documentary each month.

“The documentary was a great representation on the little mundane things in life. All over we experience the same feelings, such as love and fear. It unifies humanity,” said Carlotta Fantin-Yusta, 20, a junior biology major.


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