KIM DOTCOM- CAUGHT IN THE WEB
A feature documentary selected for it's Worldwide Premiere at the SWSW Film Festival in 2017.
Caught in the Web traces the ‘larger–than–life’ story of German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, from his origins as a young hacker in Kiel, through to his current battles with the US Government and entertainment industry being fought in the courts of New Zealand.
Through Kim Dotcom and the MegaUpload case commentators address the deeper question about how we access and consume information, entertainment and culture in a globalised age, how countries balance a need for security with the human right of privacy and how the US “copyfight” is impacting on national sovereignty.
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DIRECTED BY: ANNIE GOLDSON
PRODUCED BY: ALEXANDER BEHSE
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Kim Dotcom- Caught in the web a film edited by Simon Coldrick
Whether you think he's a hero or a heel, you're bound to leave the film with your preconceptions shattered.
. . . the film, which humanizes its antihero, successfully raises a few questions about the nature of piracy, ownership, and motivation.
Goldson pulls together an extraordinary amount of material, including some jaw-dropping police footage of a raid on Kim’s mansion. She doesn’t judge, but there is certainly more than one villain in her film.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
I highly suggest you see this important piece of filmmaking – it will make you think and force you to choose which side of internet history you belong on.
It’s a dense story, but Goldson makes it all clear, thanks to a brisk pace and smart narrative choices. Another brilliant documentary procedural, Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web is one of those essential documentaries about government overreach.
FILM FESTIVAL TODAY
Goldson has produced a rare thing: a documentary about a controversial Web personality that's balanced and informative.
Goldson’s able to condense a lot of complicated information effectively and intelligently,
and provides empathy and insight into a figure who, up until this point, has often seemed aloof and odd.
VANYALAND, HIGHLIGHTS OF SXSW
I’d consigned Dotcom to being a clown in an overheated intellectual property rights circus but this film rounded out my sense of him.