The cinematic world is turning its camera on the Internet, and after the rise of 'The Social Network,' we've got a film looking at the man behind the wildly popular website Wikipedia. Purporting to offer "free access to the sum of all human knowledge," the doc investigates the cultural implications of this process, weaving pro and con debates about archiving, founder Jimmy Wales and questions about the sites "supposed neutrality" in the face of personal spin and bias.
This clip details the rise of Wales, and how -- much like the plot of 'The Social Network' -- Larry Sanger was left behind during Wales' rise to fame. The former claims to be the sole founder of Wikipedia, while Sanger claims to have been instrumental in its development. (If you go by Wikipedia, Sanger's currently listed as co-founder.) But here's where it leaps past 'Network' and begins to make Mark Zuckerberg seem a little less overlordish: Wales is considered the "god king," the "benevolent dictator" of a democracy, running what he calls "servant leadership -- you lead people by being there to support them," and by offering himself as a "spiritual leader."
Check it out for yourself after the jump, and hit up this website, where the documentary is now available to purchase/download/stream.
Watch the full trailer below ...