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5000 Days Project Wikipedia
The 5000 Days Project is an ongoing documentary film directed by Rick Stevenson, that has several presentations and extensions in various festivals, TV stations, and more. The documentary chronicles the transition from child to adult, through footage of their everyday lives and thoughts.
This goal of this project is to have a diverse and widespread documentation of adolescence. The idea has been to chronicle the lives of children, for 5000 days (roughly 13.6895 years). The original goal was to create a "personal time capsule" for children 5-18, for them, and others to look back on. The project began with Rick Stevenson screening hundreds of kids near his hometown, Shoreline, WA in 2001. The project eventually began, with roughly 60 kids, where many of these kids are still a part of the project.
Over the past 13 years, the 5000 Days Project has grown heavily. The project has documented participants in over 10 countries, and has made a few releases. The project released the film Two Brothers in 2011, focused around two of the participants. The project went on to produce a series of episodes for BYUtv in 2012, where each episode was centered on a participant.
The project now has plans to set up documentation with all kids that want it, with webcam and online support. This online "video journal" project is currently in beta, and is open for applications.
One major extension of the project, marketed as Two Brothers received positive reviews.