Filming one second a day for an entire year is a new, creative way to make home videos over the last couple years. But no one-second-a-day video will have the impact this one has. It was created by the charity group Save The Children UK. It ends up being a collage of “a day in the life” for one person or family. Like other home movies, the one-second-a-day videos may only be entertaining to those who know the people in it.
It starts out normal, and somewhat cute.
It begins to document a second a day in the life of little girl living in the UK.
Everything seems normal for this girl.
It begins to take a drastic turn.
That’s when you realize that this video is anything but ordinary.
To find out exactly what happens, check out the full 90 second video. You are going to be speechless by the end, I promise.
The rest of the video is a horror show reminiscent of the 2009 movie Children of Men, which imagined a future Britain torn apart by terrorism, refugees, and a repressive government. In the end, Save the Children’s point is well-made: “Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.” The civil war in Syria has been going on for three years now, and more than 2.5 million Syrians have been forced to flee their homes in that time, according to the United Nations.