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Google: Behind the Screen - (vpro backlight documentary)

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Uploaded on May 31, 2007

This documentary gives an in-depth look into the world of Google and search. What if all the world's information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere? This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries.

This documentary takes a look into the world of Google, in the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California and in its London offices. We see --among others- Vint Cerf, named 'the father' of the Internet who explains the inner workings of Google as a company. Will Google turn out to be a new Library of Alexandria, serving as a middleman that brings all useful information to anyone? Or is it turning into a monopolistic Big Brother that challenges the freedom of information?

Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2006.
© VPRO Backlight May 2006

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Credits:
Research: Martijn Kieft
Director: IJsbrand van Veelen
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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