Google and the World BrainGoogle and the World Brain
- Ben Lewis
- Spain, United kingdom
- Ben Lewis
- POLAR STAR FILMS and BLTV production.
In co-production with ZDF/ARTE, BBC, TVE (Televisión Española) and TVC (Televisió de Catalunya).
The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, and the people who tried to stop it.
In 1937 HG Wells predicted the creation of the "World Brain", a giant global library that contained all human knowledge which would lead to a new form of higher intelligence. Seventy year later the realisation of that dream was underway, as Google scanned millions and millions of books for its Google Books website. But over half those books were still in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop them, climaxing in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet, set in spectacular locations in China, USA, Europe and Latin America.
Festivals & Academy awards and others
Sundance Film Festival 2013
World Cinema Documentary Competition
DocsBarcelona - International Documentary Film Festival 2013
Cambridge Film Festival 2013
Spain (18 of June 2013)