Past screening

The YouTube Effect

Directed by: Alex Winter
Runtime: 1h 40min
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Directed by: Alex Winter
Runtime: 1h 40min
Topics: Arts & Culture, Science
Last Screened: Sun 30th Jul 2023

The story of YouTube is both inspirational and cautionary.

Starting as a humble video-sharing tool in the attic of a pizza restaurant, it has grown exponentially (under parent company Google) to become the most ubiquitous and powerful media platform in the world. It is a paradox of democracy and power, of independence and influence, of freedom and of manipulation.

Alex Winter’s boisterous essay film takes a deep dive down the internet’s ultimate rabbit hole, interrogating all aspects of the internet phenomenon, which seems to both reflect and shape much of our lives.

Followed by a Q&A with Director Alex Winter and Producer Gale Anne Hurd.