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Watch: 'Google and the World Brain' Trailer; Film About Google Books to Play New York Film Festival

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire September 16, 2013 at 11:10AM

Check out the trailer for "Google and the World Brain," the doc about Google which will play at this year's New York Film Festival.
An image from Ben Lewis' "Google and the World Brain."
An image from Ben Lewis' "Google and the World Brain."

"Google and the World Brain" explores Google's project to create a global library in an effort to contain every book in existence and fulfill HG Wells prediction that all of knowledge would someday be accessible in a "World Brain." But, of course, Google didn't consider the fact that half of the books they scanned were in copyright. Not surprisingly, authors around the world launched a campaign to stop Google from their mission. The film chronicles the battle over the ambitious -- and naive(?) -- project.

The doc is showing as a part of the Applied Science section of NYFF51. Directed by Ben Lewis, the doc screened at Sundance Film Festival to generally favorable reviews.

Check out the film's newest trailer here:

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