Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World

Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World

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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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Credits
  • director
    Ann Shin
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • director of photography
    Michael Grippo
  • editor
    Sarah Bachinski
  • sound
    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
  • research
    Lawrence Pinsky
    Ann Shin
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
    Sylvia Sweeney

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  • 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