The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.

Director Ben Lewis
Executive Producer Carles Brugueras
Producer Bettina Walter
Editor Simon Barker
Director of Photography Frank-Peter Lehmann
Music Lucas Ariel Vallejos
UK Producer Viva Van Loock
Production Executive Madeleine Sheahan
Line Producer Liz Roberts
Junior Production Manager Júlia Aragay
Post-Production Manager Rose Kowalski
Associate Development Producer Melanie Horkan
Development Producer BLTV Fiona O´Doherty
Editorial Adviser Danielle Schleif
Production Accountants Georgia Simon, Spain
Norman Clarke, UK
Production Assistants Katharina Harnack
Anton Corbal
Iva Boytcheva
Anna Ibañez
Delegate Producer for TVC Ruth Llòria
Archive Researcher Gordon King
Researchers Isabel Andrés-Porti – Spain
Lisa Berger – Spain
Sonia Tercero – Spain
Ignasi Brugueras – Internet
Daniel Nehm – French
Emma He – China
Fixers on location Clara Aymami – Mexico
Heath Cozens - Japan
Victor Ruiperez – Spain
Additional Photography Juan Luis Cabellos
Aitor Echeverría
Rose Kowalski
Ben Lewis
H.G. Wells Actor Brendan Price
Make-Up Pilartxo Diez
Wardrobe Ana Morera
Character Voices Nicolas Chapman
Joshua Zamrycki
Molly Malcom
Animation Artwork Lucas Riess
Motion Graphics Alexis Gallardo
Peter van der Zee
Assistant Editor Judith Miralles
Edit Assistants Raquel Martinez
Ignasi Brugueras
Picture Grader Aaron Pedraza
Sound Mixer Carlos Jiménez
Post-Production Facilities Apuntolapospo
Polar Star Films
Programme lawyer Jan Tomalin
Production Insurance Aon Risk Solutions
Locations Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City
Ghent University Library, Belgium
National Library of China, Beijing
Barcelona Airport, Spain
National Assembly, Paris, France
The National and University Library of Iceland
The Book Storage Facility, Swindon, UK
Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
Heidelberg University Library
Archive NASA, BBC Motion Gallery, FreemantleMedia North America, James Griffioen, IDI Images, Krissy Wilson, Andrew Norman Wilson, IBM,Bundeskanzlerin, Atsuko Masako, Sue Kim

Thanks to Paul Malcom Allen from the H.G. Wells Society, Carles Feliu, Juan Antonio Garcia, Patrici Tixis, Stephen Burgen, Jonas Benarroch, JimJak, Cosima van Dannoritzer, Ramón Blanqué

In co-production with
Executive Producer for BBC Nick Fraser
ARTE / ZDF - Martin Pieper
TVE - Andrés Luque
TVC - Jordi Ambrós and Joan Salvat

In association with LICHTPUNT - Wim Van Rompaey
KNOWLEDGE - Murray Battle
SVT - Emelie Persson
DR 2 - Mette Hoffmann Meyer
NRK - Tore Tomter
VPRO - Nathalie Windhorst
ERT - Ariana Meintana

With support from MEDIA Development and Distribution
And developed with EURODOC 2010
World Sales Films Transit International, Inc.


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