Screening Room

MIPTV Picks ’09 – Us Now

Us Now collects some of today's most Web-savvy minds (such as 'Net guru Clay Shirky and Wikinomics author Don Tapscott) and poses the question: 'In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?' More specifically, is governance possible through the mass collaboration fostered via the 'Net? Can 'open source politics' become a reality?
March 19, 2009


In a wired world, most of us are now quite accustomed to the convenience and ubiquity of the Internet, to the point where being deprived of the sense of connection it provides is tantamount to solitary confinement.
Us Now collects some of today’s most Web-savvy minds (such as ‘Net guru Clay Shirky and Wikinomics author Don Tapscott) and poses the question: ‘In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?’ More specifically, is governance possible through the mass collaboration fostered via the ‘Net? Can ‘open source politics’ become a reality? Good questions indeed, presented in provocative fashion by Us Now.
Partners: Banyak Films (UK), distributed through TVF International

Length: 1 x 58 minutes
Wrapped: March 2008
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding the UK

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

Menu

Search