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RiP: A Remix Manifesto

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In RiP: A Remix Manifesto, web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

The film's central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A Remix Manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.

Which side of the ideas war are you on?

2008, 86 min 17 s

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Honourable Mention
EBS International Documentary Festival
September 21 to 27 2009, Seoul - Korea

Audience Award for Best International Documentary
Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival
July 2 to 19 2009, Cape Town - South-Africa

Edward Jones Audience Choice Award- with a cash prize of $500 USD
Film Festival
March 24 to 29 2009, Ann Arbor - USA

Cadillac People's Choice Award
Film Festival
December 4 to 7 2008, Whistler - Canada

Dioraphte Audience Award - with a cash prize of 5000€
International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA)
November 20 to 30 2008, Amsterdam - Netherlands

Jury's Special Mention
Festival du nouveau cinéma
October 8 to 19 2008, Montréal - Canada

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