Who is Okhwan?

Bicycle road movie about one man and his epic bicycle journey around the world.

Mosaic of impressions, people, colors, situations and countries reveals story of Korean Okhwan Yoon, story about his dreams, crossing the limits of body and huge endurance. Okhwan gave up his career and spent more then ten years on bicycle, whole life in one small backpack, with one big dream at the beginning of the journey - to reunite Korea.

Part of the story was included in Life in a day, directed by Kevin Macdonald.


About the film

Genre : Documentary feature
Language : English
Length : 68 minutes, 52 minute TV version
Shooting days : 90
Technology : RED, XDcam HD, GoPro
Forms of release : Cinema, TV, VoD, Blue-Ray, DVD
Regions of distribution : Worldwide
Distribution formats : DCP, 35mm
Beginning of shooting: October 2009
Date of release / Slovakia: march 2016

Realization of this film is financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund. 



Today, millions of people know Okhwan Yoon. On July 24th 2010, we shot one day with Okhwan in Nepal and submitted it among 80.000 other videos from 192 countries for the Life in a day project. There were tickets waiting for the world premiere at Sundance Film Festival for top contributors. Project directed by Oscar awarded KEVIN MACDONALD and produced by RIDLEY SCOTT. Yes we are top contributors, yes, we experienced Sundance. The world premiere was streamed live, with millions of people watching on YouTube. Want to know what we filmed? 
Check it out


Are you interested what Oscar award winner Kevin Macdonald says for THE GUARDIAN about our footage? What did Kirk Honeycutt write for HOLLYWOOD REPORTER about Okhwan? Or do you want to find links to articles about Okhwan from all around the world? Read more



Gallery of photos from Okhwans journey and from making the film.


Check out Okhwans journey.  The list of countries visited. 


Here you can download material for your article about the film or simply download a   wallpaper that that will inspire you while working on your computer.





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We would like to thank to everyone, who put his hand in when it was needed. Thanks to inspirative and optimistic people like you, we are everyday closer to completing this ambitious project.


The film is produced by


Filmpark production, s.r.o.

MM FILM, s.r.o.


Mandala Pictures, s.r.o.

Marek Mackovič
+421 (0) 905 122298
Tomáš Kaminský
+421 (0) 908 201674

Correspondence address:
Filmpark production, s.r.o.

Ružová dolina 19
821 08 Bratislava



Okhwan is not a person you can put in a box. You can't say he is like this or like that. What you can say is that Okhwan is a Korean man, who has cycled through 192 countries since 2001. But otherwise it is hard to state one thing about him without saying the opposite. For example, on one hand he has no shelter but on the other hand everywhere is his home. He travels alone but he has more friends than anyone. He says he feels lonely but feels like the happiest man in the world.

Okhwan got his first bike when he was six years old and started to cycle around the rooms of his family home. In his teenage years, after coming back from school, he would ride around the villages near Seoul until it got dark. He wondered who lived behind the mountains and what it looked like there. From this his cycling territory became the whole world.

His mother raised him to be independent. He always expresses what he thinks is right. In 1984, Okhwan was arrested while demonstrating against South Korea's military regime and was tortured by police forces. He chose to study law, graduated university in 1987 and in 1991 started a trading company.

It took him four years to prepare physically and financially for his journey around the world. In 2001 he left Korea. Okhwan abandoned his suit and tie for cycling gear, gave up the search for family life and quit his career as a successful businessman to experience the world. He has survived car crashes, malaria, kidnaping and he almost lost his life from extreme heat and cold. All this to support the idea of a more peaceful world.


"I have a dream that one day there will be a united Korea and a united world. North and South Korea represent the last country that is divided by ideology. When Korea is finally reunited it will be a great step towards world peace.

I'm convinced that the meaning of the world peace is to understand and respect each others: ideology, culture, religion, language, and identity. Understanding one another forms a deep connection from heart to heart, society to society, and boarder to boarder.

I wish to witness a united Korean peninsula in my lifetime with all my dear friends throughout the world. With strong support my dream of uniting Korea can come true.

We have faced great challenges this generation but it is our duty to help raise our children in a more peaceful world. Face to face, hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder, side by side we can defeat this hatred and make our only world beautiful."



Realization of this film is financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund. 



IT IS ABOUT HAPPINESS. As humans, every move we make is driven by the search for happiness. We will move until we find it. Okhwan has been riding his bicycle through 192 countries in the past 10 years. He says he feels like the happiest man in the world. ???What is happiness? ???

IT IS ABOUT YOUR STRENGTH. In his doing what he does, Okhwan overcomes the limits of his body, the limits set by society and the limits of his ego. Okhwan will never give up. Every single person has this strength, but sometimes we don't look in the mirror hard enough to find it. Let this film be the mirror to help you see it :)

IT IS ABOUT LIVING YOUR DREAMS. Okhwan has one dream. He is living it. The film challenges you to live your dreams. Do you believe that the impossible is possible?

IT IS ABOUT LIFE. The film captures the richness of life across the whole world. Different people, different cultures, different music, different life styles. You would want to taste the food of the world, you would want to dance to the rhythm of the world. This film shows you a new perspective on things you might consider as ordinary and shows you what all humans have in common.

IT IS ABOUT A BETTER WORLD. Can one man change the world? He is cycling for his ideals. One Korea. One World. One peaceful country, one peaceful world. Everyone can make the world we live in a better place. Let's get inspired by this film, to see that THE CHANGE IS YOU.


Okhwan Yoon was 6, when he used to ride a bicycle around the room in his house near Seoul, South Korea. He was 13, when his mother was calling him to return home before sunset, so he wouldn't get lost while discovering the nearby villages on his bicycle. "What is behind the mountains, what is behind the sky?" On June 21., 2001, Okhwan Yoon throws away his suit and tie and makes a difficult choice - what to put in one backpack. He is about to leave his home for an epic journey on a bicycle. He is about to leave his successful business career and search for happy family life, in order to find the border between possible and impossible.
One man. One bicycle. One dream.

Desert. Heat. Noon. Road. No vehicles on the asphalt as the tires are melting. No vehicles except for one bicycle. Okhwan is pedaling with all the effort, without a clue when he would meet a living being again. He ran out of water a long time ago. Thirst. Hunger. Fatigue. Every movement is pain. Bang !!! The bicycle falls down on the burning road with an exhausted body unable to make any additional move. A body left to die. He falls down from dehydration and exhaustion into darkness.

Now close your eyes. Recall the smell of great food you ate on your last holiday. Visualize the colors of exotic fruit plucked directly from the tree. Now listen to the the rhythm of music, that you just can't get out of your head since you wanted to join the natives dancing in the street. Imagine the full moon reflected in the calm sea. An old face, where every wrinkle tells a beautiful story, a young woman washing her hair in a bucket on the street, men playing chess after lunch and children smiling at you until you give them some candy. Feel the cooling breeze that refreshes you in the hot sunny day. All these words are simply not enough to the describe the setup of our film.

There are many ways how one can lose one's life. Okhwan experienced most of them. He was dying from hypothermia, dying from malaria, he was struck by cars even a truck. He was kidnapped in Sudan and assaulted many times on his journey around the world. However, until today, he always survived and has never given up. He continues his journey. He implemented the suffering to support his goal. He is sharing the suffering of Koreans, whose families are divided by the most guarded border on this planet of ours. "What should I do? Can I do something to reconnect Korea? It looks impossible, it looks out of my hands, but on the other hand, IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE." Is he a dreamer or a hero?

What is the state of mind of someone cycling 10 years around the world ALONE? Does he miss family life? Does he feel homesick? Does he fall in love? Can he find real friends? Why is he doing this? How can a human cope with such impermanence? Every day conditions are different, nothing is ever the same as the day before - no country, no situation, no people around you are the same. There is no certainty of having a place to sleep and food to eat. Is there something to hold on to? How can he keep on doing this? Okhwan is collecting children bicycles all around the world. At one point, he will send a container full of bicycles to the children of North Korea. What will happen to those bicycles on the demarcation line? Is Okhwan a hero or a dreamer?

14th of June 2011. Okhwan is dressed in his cyclist uniform, like every day for the past 10 years. He is riding a bike, heading to a tailor salon with the best address in London. The moment he steps inside, assistants start to take his measures. All his cyclist clothes lie on a small pile. A man in a perfect tuxedo with a white tie steps out of the changing cabin. A man in a perfect tuxedo with a white tie is riding a bike through the streets of London. Lights and cameras turn to him in the moment he reaches the red carpet. An applauding audience of 1200 welcomes Okhwan with his bicycle, dressed in a perfect tuxedo with a white tie. A DREAMER OR A HERO?


The target group of this film are all humans. The story of Okhwan transcends the borders of countries, transcends any nationality, race, religion, sex, age or life style. The film is for people who have a heart (and want to use it).


Genre : Documentary feature
Target audience : Humans with a heart at the right place :)
Length : 80 - 90 minutes
Shooting days : 70 - 80
Technology : RED, XDcam HD, GoPro
Forms of release : Cinema, TV, VoD, Blue-Ray, DVD, internet
Regions of planned distribution : Worldwide
Distribution formats : DCP, 35mm
Planned date of release : 2015
Realization of this film is financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund.



On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in Life in a Day, a historic cinematic experiment to create a documentary film about a single day on earth. According to Kevin MacDonald's words on Okhwan "He becomes a totem in the movie."







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EN;;english;;South Korean brings peace message to Nigeria[http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/News/National/5519566-147/story.csp N/A];;unknown
EN;;english;;"Life in a Day" UK Premiere – Arrivals[http://www.netglimse.com/celeb_event/2011616/Set3/1058221_26_28.html N/A];;unknown
EN;;english;;Sundance Invites 26 to World Premiere of 'Life in a Day'[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/risky-business/sundance-invites-26-world-premiere-68797];;06.01.2011
SK;;slovak;;Life in a Day at 46th Karlovy Vary IFF[http://www.aic.sk/aic/en/news/sk-in-karlovy-vary/2011/life-in-a-day-at-46th-karlovy-vary-iff.html];;30.06.2011
EN;;english;;Cyclist on a mission[http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=421030&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16];;10.03.2011
SK;;slovak;;Na festivale v USA bude premiéra slovenskej snímky Life in a Day[http://kultura.sme.sk/c/5737707/na-festivale-v-usa-bude-premiera-slovenskej-snimky-life-in-a-day.html];;15.01.2011
EN;;english;;Cycling Around the Globe to Spread Message of Peace[http://www.amkotimes.com/1057];;07.08.2010
EN;;english;;South Korean world traveller arrives in UAE[http://www.indiavision.com/news/article/gulf/130437/south-korean-world-traveller-arrives-in-uae/];;02.12.2010
EN;;english;;Cycling around the world for peace[http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:fzH0YdAxcdAJ:www.timesofoman.com/echoice.asp%3Fdetail%3D37851+okhwan+yoon&hl=sk&client=safari&gl=sk&strip=1];;28.06.2010
EN;;english;;S.Korean Spreads Message Of Peace Cyclist In Kuwait[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/166674/reftab/96/Default.aspx];;13.03.2010
SK;;slovak;;Čo sa môže na svete udiať za jeden deň[http://profit.etrend.sk/aktivny-zivot/co-sa-moze-na-svete-udiat-za-jeden-den.html];;16.05.2011
EN;;english;;Cyclist on final leg of journey for peace[http://main.omanobserver.om/node/15432];;07.07.2010
EN;;english;;Cycling around the globe to spread message of peace[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cycling+around+the+globe+to+spread+message+of+peace.-a0229917432];;27.06.2010
SK;;slovak;;Po Sundance na Berlinale a potom do kín[http://kultura.sme.sk/c/5749544/po-sundance-na-berlinale-a-potom-do-kin.html];;03.02.2011
EN;;english;;No detour around danger for globe-gliding cyclist[http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20081017/news_1s17fitness.html];;17.10.2008
EN;;english;;Okhwan spreads global peace[http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=63269];;25.05.2007
AE;;english;;South Korean cyclist’s trip to UAE[http://topnews.ae/content/25137-south-korean-cyclist-s-trip-uae];;12.02.2010
SK;;slovak;;Kinorama 16. diel[http://www.kinorama.sk/archiv/16-diel-2010/];;9:30start-2010
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon in UAE[http://www.encyclopedia.com/video/MNRYzLcZg6k-okhwan-yoon-in-uae.aspx N/A];;unknown
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon – A messenger of peace[http://www.independent.com.mt/news2.asp?artid=95740];;17.10.2009
EN;;english;;Cycling for wold peace[http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,73088.html];;11.02.2008
EN;;english;;Denogean: Bicycle odyssey sends S. Korean to 169 nations[http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2008/12/23/105826-denogean-bicycle-odyssey-sends-s-korean-to-169-nations/];;23.12.2008
CZ;;czech;;Úspěch slovenských filmařů: účast v projektu Life in a Day[http://zpravy.rozhlas.cz/mozaika/film/_zprava/uspech-slovenskych-filmaru-ucast-v-projektu-life-in-a-day--896661];;23.04.2011
SK;;slovak;;Projekt, čo spojil filmárov aj divákov po celom svete[http://kultura.pravda.sk/projekt-co-spojil-filmarov-aj-divakov-po-celom-svete-f9a-/sk_kfilm.asp?c=A110131_140433_sk_kfilm_p20];;01.02.2011
AE;;english;;South Korean cyclist spreads message of peace[http://www.abudhabiweek.ae/component/content/article/1-news/4652-south-korean-cyclist-spreads-message-of-peace];;27.01.2011
SK;;slovak;;Vzniká slovenský film o Juhokórejcovi[http://www.filmsk.sk/show_article.php?id=6319&movie=&archive=1 N/A];;unknown
EN;;english;;Theft thwarts man’s bicycle record effort[http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-11-2004_pg9_9];;23.11.2004
EN;;english;;Korean on Hunger Strike for Peace at Parliament Sq[http://london.indymedia.org/articles/9548];;12.07.2011
EN;;english;;Yoon: The colourful events in the UAE are like a rainbow in the desert[http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/Yoon_The_colourful_events_in_the_UAE_are_like_a_rainbow_in_the_desert/43574.htm];;12.04.2010
JO;;english;;Okhwan Yoon - pedalling for peace[http://www.sahafi.jo/arc/art1.php?id=6df43e8fd0ddc445c2799b6d19fd7e48f5f8acc3];;12.06.2010
EN;;english;;Yoon: The colourful events in the UAE are like a rainbow in the desert.[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-243397923.html];;03.12.2010
EN;;english;; South Korean cyclist Okhwan Yoon[http://themes.thestar.com/photo/00NUeia2DC7Ok?q=(%22FIFA+Women's+World+Cup%22)+OR+(%22christine+sinclair%22+AND+%22canada%22+AND+%22match%22) N/A];;unknown
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon at "Life in a Day" UK Premiere - Arrivals[http://www.topnews.in/okhwan-yoon-life-day-uk-premiere-arrivals-2334580];;18.07.2011
SK;;slovak;;S batohom a na bicykli prešiel Okhwan 192 krajín!  Prišiel aj medzi Rusínov, na vystúpenie PUĽSu...[http://www.rusin.sk/index.php?ID=6064&l=sk];;26.05.2011
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon en WAB Company El Salvador[http://www.casttv.com/video/npvswj1/okhwan-yoon-en-wab-company-el-salvador-video];;10.06.2008
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon[http://www.wvgazette.com/ap/ApInternational/201106140861];;14.06.2011
EN;;english;;The Cycle Diaries[http://newspapertree.com/features/2881-the-cycle-diaries];;25.09.2008
SK;;slovak;;ROZHOVOR: S batohom a na bicykli prešiel Okhwan 192 krajín![http://magazin.atlas.sk/spektrum/rozhovor-s-batohom-a-na-bicykli-presiel-okhwan-192-krajin-/747783.html];;26.05.2011
EN;;english;;International Cyclist, Okhwan Yoon visits The Bahamas[http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/ministry_of_tourism_updates/International_cyclist_Okhwan_Yoon_visits_Grand_Bahama-005796.shtml];;17.03.2009
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon, pedalling for peace[http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4203254];;11.06.2011
EN;;english;;South  Korean cyclist Okhwan Yoon, contributor of film Life, photo[http://news.yahoo.com/photos/south-korean-cyclist-okhwan-yoon-contributor-film-life-photo-191207199.html];;14.06.2011
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon on Hunger Strike – Parliament Square – (Day 20)[http://4therecord.org/2011/07/16/okhwan-yoon-on-hunger-strike-parliament-square-day-20/];;16.07.2011
EN;;english;;N/A Portfolio[http://dort.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/PORTFOLIO/G00004xXaWIxN8Us/I0000gs.t2celUeg];;unknown
EN;;english;;South Korean man enters day 17 of hunger strike for a unified Korea[http://www.demotiximages.com/photo/755124/south-korean-man-enters-day-17-hunger-strike-unified-korea];;13.07.2011
EN;;english;;South Korean man enters day 17 of hunger strike for a unified Korea[http://www.widget.demotix.com/news/755114/south-korean-man-enters-day-17-hunger-strike-unified-korea];;13.07.2011
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon[http://www.exposay.com/okhwan-yoon-life-in-a-day-uk-premiere---arrivals/p/47828/6/];;14.06.2011
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon on Hunger Strike – Parliament Square[http://4therecord.org/2011/07/13/okhwan-yoon-on-hunger-strike-parliament-square-uk/];;12.07.2011
EN;;english;;South Korean cyclist's peace message takes him through Yuma[http://www.yumasun.com/news/takes-44899-cyclist-through.html?wap=1];;07.10.2008
EN;;english;;Okhwan Yoon - pedalling for peace[http://jordantimes.com/index.php?news=27372];;11.06.2010
GR;;greek;;Στη _Δράμα _ο _Κορεάτης _ποδηλάτης _της _ειρήνης.[http://sevennews.gr/news/images/stories/pdf2011/Seven_2011-04-13_web.pdf];;13.04.2011
GR;;greek;;Ο ΙΟΥΔΑΣ ΦΙΛΟΥΣΕ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΑ[http://maxitisthrakis.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-post_3957.html];;07.04.2011
GR;;greek;;Ορθοπεταλιές για την ειρήνη από τον Κορεάτη Okhwan Yoon[http://www.paratiritis-news.gr/detailed_article.php?id=143836&categoryid=3];;07.04.2011
ID;;indonesian;;Kring-kring ada Okhwan[http://aergot.wordpress.com/2007/05/03/kring-kring-ada-okhwan/];;03.05.2007
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube Життя за один ден[http://news.bigmir.net/print/entertainment/367337/];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube “Життя за один день”[http://www.aratta-ukraine.com/news_ua.php?id=12714];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;УКРАЇНЕЦЬ СТАВ ЛАУРЕАТОМ КОНКУРСУ YOUTUBE ЖИТТЯ ЗА ОДИН ДЕНЬ[http://molod-ukraine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28%3A----youtube----&Itemid=28];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube Життя за один день[http://finpost.info/2011/01/10/ykrajinec-stav-layreatom-konkyrsy-youtube-zhyttja-za-odyn-den.html];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube «Життя за один день» (+ВІДЕО)[http://lypa.te.ua/archives/2005];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube Життя за один день[http://www.knukim.edu.ua/blog/news.php?readmore=846&y=2004&m=5];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;ОПРИЛЮДНЕНО НОВІ ПОДРОБИЦІ СЮЖЕТУ ФІЛЬМУ ПРОМЕТЕЙ РІДЛІ СКОТТА[http://ua.starblog.com.ua/tag/ridli-skott/];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube «Життя за один день» (+ВІДЕО)[http://www.telekritika.ua/news/print/59034];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Життя одного дня на Закарпатті стало світовим переможцем. ВІДЕО[http://provolyn.com/ukraine_news/1085-33~zhyttja-odnogo-dnja-na.html];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube Життя за один день[http://culture.unian.net/ukr/detail/190424];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube «Життя за один день» (+ВІДЕО)[http://news.bcm.net.ua/index.php?newsid=3919];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Закарпатець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube (ВІДЕО)[http://zakarpattya.net.ua/ukr-news-77750-Zakarpatets-stav-laureatom-konkursu-Youtube-VIDEO];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу короткометражних фільмів від Youtube[http://tyzhden.ua/News/6335];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Українець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtub[http://zik.ua/ua/news/2011/01/10/265836];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Украинец Борис Гришкевич стал лауреатом конкурса Youtube[http://odosuge.com/cinema/zhizn-za-odin-den];;12.01.2011
UA;;ukrainian;;Іванки. Один день у Карпатах[http://yurko-blogger.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post_12.html];;12.01.2011
ES;;spanish;;Un masquefí en youtube[http://blocs.xtec.cat/juanj/2011/01/14/un-masquefi-en-youtube/];;14.01.2011
ES;;spanish;;Okhwan Yoon en WAB Company El Salvador[http://www.casttv.com/video/npvswj1/okhwan-yoon-en-wab-company-el-salvador-video];;june 2008
ES;;spanish;;Nuevo Laredo, un pueblo tranquilo: Okhwan Yoon[http://www.hoytamaulipas.net/?v1=notas&v2=57302];;19.01.2009
ES;;spanish;;Ocho años viajando por el mundo llega a La Laguna ciclista coreano (video)[http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/0040b737a39dc5ab49b345a8c14b1c51];;07.01.2009
ES;;spanish;;Okhwan Yoon en WAB Company El Salvador[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxdZuyN6eko];;10.06.2008
MX;;spanish;;Una Corea, un mundo, un pueblo[http://www.mountainbike.org.mx/cms/noticias/internacionales/249-una-corea-un-mundo-un-pueblo.html];;2008
CL;;spanish;;En Chile coreano aventurero[http://rie.cl/lanacioncl/?a=73952];;03.06.2007
PL;;polish;;N/A Okhwan N[http://www.arabia.e-spis.pl/tag/Okhwan];;unknown
PL;;polish;;Premiera filmu Dzień z życia na Sundance Channel[http://satelitarne.tv/news.php?readmore=10550];;XX.09.2011
DE;;german;;life in a day Fotos - prazdne[http://foto.dzonline.de/fotostrecke_alt/Film/Life_In_A_Day_Ein_Tag_auf_unserer_Erde/802867_Live_in_a_Day_Kinofilm_Szenenbilder/6.html];;unknown
DE;;german;;Fotos- prazdne[http://foto.ivz-online.de/fotostrecke_alt/Film/Life_In_A_Day_Ein_Tag_auf_unserer_Erde/802867_Live_in_a_Day_Kinofilm_Szenenbilder/6.html];;08.06.2011
DE;;german;;Life in a day[http://www.br-online.de/br/jsp/seitentyp/bildergalerie.jsp;jsessionid=455UUVZCBWRMCCSBUKSSFEQ?idx=2&id=130744363612];;07.06.2011
DE;;german;;Film aus YouTube-Clips: Life In A Day[http://www.dattelner-morgenpost.de/freizeit/kino/filmbesprechung/Film-aus-YouTube-Clips-Life-In-A-Day;art261,483612];;06.06.2011
DE;;german;;Film aus YouTube-Clips: Life In A Day[http://www.rhein-zeitung.de/magazin/kino_artikel,-Film-aus-YouTube-Clips-Life-In-A-Day-_arid,259260.html];;06.06.2011
DE;;german;;„Life in a Day“-Premiere auf dem Sundance Film Festival[http://www.google.de/press/pressrel/20110106_lifeinaday.html];;06.06.2011
DE;;german;;"Life in a Day" zeigt Leben aus 4500 Stunden Youtube-Clips[http://www.moz.de/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/311492/];;06.06.2011
DE;;german;; Film aus YouTube-Clips: «Life In A Day[http://www.kino-news.de/filmkritik-details-30759630/film-aus-youtubeclips-life-in-a-day.html];;06.06.2011
DE;;german;;Dokumentation eines globalen Exhibitionismus[http://www.ard.de/mobil/mobil/kultur-mobil/life-in-a-day/-/id=821834/vv=ressort/format=mobil/nid=821834/did=1951272/12hquim/index.html];;09.06.2011
DE;;german;;Life in a day[http://www.kino.de/kinofilm/life-in-a-day/135926];;09.06.2011
DE;;german;;South Korean cyclist Okhwan Yoon, a contributor of the film, Life in a Day, arrives for its UK premiere at Westfield Shopping Centre, west London, Tu[http://de.movies.yahoo.com/14062011/5/bild/14062011191514.html];;14.06.2011
DE;;german;;N/A Seite nicht gefunden[http://www.video.de/trailer-und-bilder/film/life-in-a-day/trailer/135926/68575];;unknown
AT;;german;;Dieser Mann radelt ohne Sattel um die ganze Welt[http://www.krone.at/Oesterreich/Dieser_Mann_radelt_ohne_Sattel_um_die_ganze_Welt-Fuer_den_Frieden-Story-265263];;28.05.2011
CH;;german;;Radeln für den Frieden[http://bo.bernerzeitung.ch/region/bern/Radeln-fuer-den-Frieden/story/17672442];;05.08.2009
RUS;;russian;;Жизнь за один день[http://backend.politru.prod.idalab.ru/article/2011/05/29/lifeinaday/];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Закарпатець став лауреатом конкурсу Youtube[http://zakarpattya.net.ua/ukr-news-77750-Zakarpatets-stav-laureatom-konkursu-Youtube-VIDEO];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;26 Sorežiserov fiľma Žizň za odin deň poedut na premieru v Sandens[http://lydi.ru/news/art/26_sorezhisserov_filma_zhizn_za_odin_den_poedut_na_premeru_v_sandens/];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Украинец стал лауреатом конкурса YouTube Жизнь за один день[http://news.studclub.poltava.ua/new/29295];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Украинец стал лауреатом конкурса YouTube Жизнь за один день[http://zik.ua/ua/news/2011/01/10/265836];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Украинец стал лауреатом конкурса YouTube Жизнь за один день[http://paralel-media.com.ua/p30681.html];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Украинец Борис Гришкевич стал лауреатом конкурса Youtube[http://odosuge.com/cinema/zhizn-za-odin-den];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Premiéra žizň za odin deň[http://www.tracers.ru/index.php?newsid=33];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Проект Жизнь за один день от YouTube: среди финалистов есть и украинец[http://wek.com.ua/article/47744/];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Ukrainec stal laureatom konkursa Youtube[http://mynews-in.net/news/culture/2011/01/10/2185740.html];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Life in a day[http://www2.polit.ru/kino/2011/05/29/lifeinaday_print.html];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Ukrainec stal laureatom konkursa Youtube[http://www.crimeaninfo.ru/news/bali/ukrainec-stal-laureatom-konkursa.html];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Kino v detailach[http://www.tracers.ru/index.php?newsid=38];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Life in a day[http://sailing-master.livejournal.com/300875.html];;10.01.2011
RUS;;russian;;Ukrainec Boris Griškevič stal laureatom konkursa Youtube[http://www.liveinternet.ru/showjournal.php?journalid=3903220&jday=12&jyear=2011&jmonth=1 10.01.2011];;10.01.2011
SVK;;slovak;;Európa 2- Marek Mackovic v ZOO[http://www.youtube.com/watch?w=V2AWOLb3uYA];;30.03.2011
DK;;danish;;Galéria používatela Kai[http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mc-esLkNohvIMewjeOv3Jw];;16.09.2009
TR;;turkish;;Koreli YOOM Bisikletiyle Ankara’da[http://www.bisikletyolu.com/index.php?topic=334.0];;26.03.2011
FR;;french;;Je veux prendre Muammar El Gueddafi dans mes bras ![http://ceciestunexercice.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/%C2%AB-je-veux-prendre-muammar-el-gueddafi-dans-mes-bras-%C2%BB/];;10.11.2009
ENG;;english;;YouTube film premieres in London[http://www.ntn24news.com/vides/youtube-film-premieres-london];;15.06.2011
ENG;;english;;Bicycle odyssey sends S. Korean to 169 nations[http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/2008/12/23/105826-denogean-bicycle-odyssey-sends-s-korean-to-169-nations/];;23.12.2008
ENG;;english;;Hunger strike day 17[http://www.flickr.com/photos/54601385@N08/5984288554];;20.07.2011
TR;;turkish;;Gezegen filozof [http://www.hudutgazetesi.com/haber/894/gezegen-filozof.html];;06.04.2011
CR;;croatian;;Južnokorejski biciklista na putu oko svijeta zaustavio se u Srebreniku[http://www.srebrenik.net/2011/04/25/juznokorejski-biciklista-na-putu-oko-svijeta-zaustavio-se-u-srebreniku/];;25.04.2011
TR;;turkish;;Bisikletiyle dünya turuna çikan Koreli Ipsala'da[http://www.posta.com.tr/turkiye/HaberDetay/Bisikletiyle_dunya_turuna_cikan_Koreli_Ipsala_da.htm?ArticleID=67757];;24.04.2011
CR;;croatian;;Južnokoreanac na putu oko svijeta zastao u Bosni & Hercegovini[http://www.dernek.ba/blog/2348907/Capoeirista/ju-nokoreanac-na-putu-oko-svijeta-zastao-u-bosni-amp-hercegovini];;25.04.2011
ENG;;english;;About: Okhwan Yoon[http://www.bikingbis.com/blog/_archives/2008/12/24/4033401.html];;24.12.2008
RUS;;russian;;Life In A Day[http://sailing-master.livejournal.com/300875.html];;30.05.2010
FR;;french;;Il parcourt le monde à vélo... sans selle[http://www.ledauphine.com/haute-provence/2011/06/13/un-messager-de-paix-parcourt-le-monde-a-velo];;14.06.2011
ENG;;english;;South Korean cyclist’s trip to UAE[http://topnews.ae/content/25137-south-korean-cyclist-s-trip-uae];;12.02.2010
ENG;;english;;South Korean world traveller arrives in UAE[http://www.nerve.in/news:253500357185];;01.12.2010
FR;;french;;Le tour du monde à vélo, mais sans selle...[http://www.ledauphine.com/ardeche/2011/06/08/le-tour-du-monde-a-velo-mais-sans-selle];;08.06.2011
ENG;;english;;Ridley Scott’s Life In A Day Will Live Stream on YouTube During Sundance 2011 Premiere[http://www.slashfilm.com/ridley-scotts-life-day-live-stream-youtube-sundance-2011-premiere/];;06.01.2011
ENG;;english;;Ridley’s Scotts Life in a day will live stream on youtube during Sundance[http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/1/6/ridley-scotts-life-in-a-day-will-live-stream-on-youtube-duri.html];;06.01.2011
ENG;;english;;South Korean's worldwide bicycle tour reaches the US[http://www.bikingbis.com/blog/_archives/2008/12/24/4033401.html];;24.12.2008
NL;;dutch;;nieuw huisgenoot, verjaardag, tripje[http://elisevanoppenraaij.waarbenjij.nu/site/index.php?page=message&id=2377528];;22.02.2008
FR;;french;;Tour du monde en vélo: Pédaler pour abolir les frontières de la langue et des cultures[http://www.tunizien.com/132126-tunisie--tour-du-monde-en-velo.html];;25.11.2009

MAREK MACKOVIČ (director, producer) “One early morning I am sitting at Cyprus airport and a thought runs through my head –“ I established the production company ‘Filmpark’ in order to tell stories that would inspire people. After 11 years, the time has come to live my dream. I am falling asleep. When I open my eyes I don’t know how much time has passed, and an asian guy is looking straight into my face and asking me to take a picture of him standing in front of a sign reading Cyprus on it for his friends abroad. He begins telling me his story. His name: Okhwan Yoon. I am wide awake and my dream just started."

Marek started his film career in the department of assistant directors on big Hollywood and foreign movie productions shot in Slovakia. He assisted directors such as Agnieszka Holland, John Moore, Jon Avnet, Michael Haneke and more. He owns the biggest film equipment rental company in Slovakia. During the past 11 years he built his film experience working successfully as an editor, cameraman and director. He also produced and coproduced films that were distributed in cinema and TV. He wants to shoot films that will inspire people to overcome their imaginary limits, films that show people their own strength.


MARTIN ŠTRBA “We are prisones of our own consciousness. There is almost no chance to move or enlarge the borders of our mind. In our life, there are only a few moments, when it’s possible to change these lines. Meeting Okhwan was one of these moments. Thereafter I feel, almost physically, that I am able to see more deeply and clearly the circumstances of being. I intensively feel the lack of permanent vigilance, which will help me to recognize things, which are not possible to change, which will encourage me to change things, which I could change and also give me the wisdom to realize, what is changeable and what is not. Always, when I am allowed to leave the firm tracks of my everyday life and to help a bit to Marek on this project, I start feel almost venerable, that this is not just a work but a mission."

Martin is the winner of two Czech Lions for camerawork. He is graduate of famous czech film school FAMU. He belongs to the most popular cameramen in Czech Republic and Slovakia. He shot more than 20 feature films and also films for TV and documentaries. Often he colaborates with wellknown slovak director Martin Sulik, but also with other famous and established directors like Vera Chytilova, Vladimir Michalek.


2001 First Try

South Korea, China, Russia (car accident)

2002-2003 Asia, Europe, Australia

South Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand (minor car accident + police incident), Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, flight to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria. Ferry to Spain. France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea

2003-2004 Asia, Europe

South Korea, flight to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia-Herczeg, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Portugal (held up), Spain

2004-2005 Africa, Middle East

Ferry to Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea (malaria), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola (malaria), Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi (malaria), Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan (kidnapped), Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea (malaria), Flight to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Syria, (Iraq too dangerous), flight to Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Oman, UAE (minor car accident), Ferry to Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, China, South Korea.

2005-2006 Pacific Islands

South Korea, Flight to Taiwan, Philippines, Palau, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timur, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand

2007-2009 South America, Africa, Caribbean, North America

Flight to Chile, Argentina (nose surgery), Uruguay, Brazil (attempted mugging); flight to Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar; flight to Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Suriname (car accident), French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, Barbados (deported), Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados (deported again), Trinidad & Tobago, flight to St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis, Dominican Republic, Haiti (leg problems), Cuba, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, USA (Texas-California), Mexico, USA (Texas-Florida), Bahamas, USA (Florida-Washington DC), Canada 2009-2010 Leftovers: The Rest of Europe and Africa Flight to Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway (Nordcap), flight to Iceland, Norway, flight to Cypress, flight to Malta, Ferry to Italy, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Niger (malaria), Cameroon, Gabon, flight to Sao Tome, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco

2010 Through the Middle East, to Mt. Everest

Spain, France, Italy (lost bicycle), car to Slovakia (given new bicycle), Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, UAE, flight to Maldives, flight to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Nepal