Friday Film Pick: RiP! A Remix Manifesto

0 Posted by - January 29, 2010 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Policy, Screen

Today we’re kicking off a new weekly feature, our Friday Film Pick. Each week we’ll suggest a movie for your weekend viewing pleasure. And we’ll try to recommend films that you’ll be able to find with relative ease, whether at your local video store, cinema, or on the web.

This week’s pick falls into that final category. The NFB recently made the entirety of RiP: A Remix Manifesto available for online viewing. For free. In HD.

The film became a platform for discussion on copyright reform as it played to audiences worldwide, and sparked a pretty good debate on this blog last year. If this is the first you’ve heard of RiP, here’s the brief synopsis from the NFB.

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the 21st century and shatter the wall between users and producers. Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow also come along for the ride.

Enjoy the movie, and we’ll see you back here in a week’s time for our next Friday Film Pick!

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