Us Now - documentary
Independent Films, Documentaries
"An important and provocative film that people who believe in democracy need to watch"
- Don Tapscott (Wikinomics)
In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United's FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot . Around the world 35,000 other fans are doing the same thing, because together, they own and manage the football club. Where once networks were face-to-face, the web has changed forever the way we all connect. If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do?
Us Now, Ivo Gormley’s timely documentary, takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever in his own words ‘sparking the greatest social change since the invention of the printing press’.
Year of Production: 2009
Length: 60 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Us Now - documentary by banyakfilms is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 License.
- Ivo Gormley
- Hugh Hartford