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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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