- DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the filmmakers. -
Writer/Director: Alberto Corral
The Internet. Free, stirring and without control.
I liked the freedom to do or say what I wanted to.
Until, I got an email
I didn't think it was anything important, so I marked it as spam and moved on with my life.
but more and more kept coming.
I changed my email address, but they found me again.
Their notifications weren't just by email. I didn't know what to do.
At the end of the day, I had to reply.
I thought that if I faced, probably a 14-year-old brat who likes busting my balls,
maybe they would leave me alone.
They answered me right away. They seemed like a group of sociopaths playing a joke at my expense.
They called themselves The Reveres.
They told me they were the other ones. The good ones.
I thought that was funny, until they explained the situation to me/
How could I have been so naïve? so ignorant?
All that was happening right in front of my eyes and I never realized it.
The Reveres had been watching me for a while.
They wanted to save me.
Apparently, Id opened my mouth too much. Now I was in danger.
There were some people that didn't like me.
People who are afraid of WE the people.
Afraid of change. Afraid of those who speak their mind.
I was told that they were collecting the data of people like me.
Databases from the webs I visit, what I believe, and what alternative currency I use.
They didn't like that. Not at all.
They're scared of free thinkers, and thats why they were planning to kill me.
Using the cloud has its advantages
They knew everything about me.
Where I lived, what I bought and where, my favorite restaurants, even the gym that I never go to.
They know about my heart problem, a small arrhythmia that they could use in their favor
to make it look like a death by natural causes.
All of my life was online, and they were going to use it against me.
The Internet had become my enemy. It was neither free, nor stirring
And it was controlled.
So they taught me. They taught me to how to think like them.
To cheat the system. How to help others like me.
They taught me how to erase any footprints I'd left.
I needed to get off of the grid.
Ill be gone for a while, but Ill be back to teach the world, to teach all of you,
what those people dont want you to see.
A world where they dont have the power or the control.
A world where all of us are equal.
Its funny. All this, started with an email.