Sponsored by: Creative Economy Association of the North Shore and Salem Main Streets
Directed by Michael Kleiman
FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE – What happens when the Internet – which has changed modern society over the past two decades – reaches the remote parts of the world? WEB follows Peruvian families living in remote villages in the Amazon Jungle and Andes Mountains as their children experience the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time.
Alongside the poignant and sometimes humorous local stories, the film includes interviews with leading thinkers on the Internet including Foursquare Founder Dennis Crowley, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte for an insightful look at our times. As the children and their parents engage with communications technologies for the first time, WEB looks at the digital world we find ourselves in, the tremendous implications we are beginning to see all around us, and the changing definition of connection – both remote technological connection and face-to-face human connection.