What are we all building with the Internet? Is it a new cathedral, for a new civilisation? Or the biggest cemetery in our history? As we increasingly upload our lives to the internet, Antoine Viviani’s visually breathtaking documentary essay takes us inside the ever-expanding world of digital memory, questioning what it means to give so much of ourselves to the system, so much that it now knows us better than we know ourselves.
A mysterious spirit - embodied by the voice of writer and essayist Nancy Huston - leads us through the endless anonymous data warehouses where all our memories are stored. Amidst the maze of machines, the spirit encounters Google CEOs, digital librarians and the internet's founding fathers who contemplate the history and the underlying ideals of the technological revolution. The film is a poetic, essayistic contemplation of time, memory and the nature of technology.
Emerging International Filmmaker Award nominee
Followed by a panel discussion with director Antoine Viviani, Jo Wolff, Razvan Nicolescu and Greg Thompson.