Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World

This documentary presents a few individuals for whom the Internet has become a way to connect with like-minded souls in surprising ways: a cyber punk based on an anti-aircraft rig in the English Channel who operates a rogue Web server, a monk developing "wireless prayer technology," a "gamer" who re-creates himself in an online game, a retired couple living in an Internet-controlled seniors' complex and a divorcée who exchanges vows online with a man she's never met.

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Ann Shin
Gerry Flahive
director of photography
Michael Grippo
Sarah Bachinski
Steve McNamee
Sanjay Mehta
Paul Steffler
John Blerot
Scott M. Douglas
music composer
Vincent Letellier
sound design
Steve Munro
Timothy Mehlenbacher
sound edit
Steve Munro
Timothy Mehlenbacher
re-recording mixer
Serge Boivin
Shelley Craig
Lawrence Pinsky
Ann Shin
executive producer
Louise Lore
Sylvia Sweeney


  • onemon22

    “I loved Sealand. I am doing research on it.” — onemon22, 31 May 2014

  • rikdakmrk

    “This movie amazed me in that it revealed all the different ways communication happened through the internet. It was good for some and not good for others. One person in the film said that the internet is a tool. You can use it for good or bad. It doesn't have a soul. I liked that.” — rikdakmrk, 21 Sep 2011

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