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‘ForEveryone.Net’ Exclusive Trailer: The Inventor of the World Wide Web Tracks Its Development and Argues For A Free Web

"I don't think anybody thought it was crazy. You have to understand something before you can say it's crazy."



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“ForEveryone.Net” focuses on Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a computer program who invented the World Wide Web in 1989 and his visionary decision to make it a free, accessible resource. Soon, the Internet changed communication and the way we consume and share information forever; it’s arguably the most important innovation of our modern times. But with debates over net neutrality and the uncertain future of the world wide web, Berners-Lee’s powerful creation may be under threat. Jessica Yu’s powerful documentary takes us through the birth of the World Wide Web, how Berners-Lee made and sold his invention to the masses, and the difficulties the Internet faces in the coming decades as it enters middle-age.

Check out the exclusive trailer for “ForEveryone.Net” above.

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Jessica Yu has worked in film and television for over twenty years. She’s directed acclaimed documentaries like “In The Realm of the Unreal,” about visionary artist, janitor, and novelist Harvey Danger, “Protagonist,” about four different men who try to be the heroes of their own story, and “Last Call at the Oasis,” about the Earth’s water crisis. Yu won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for her film “Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien,” about a man who contracted polio at a young age and spent much of his life living in an iron lung. She has also directed numerous episodes of television for shows such as “The West Wing,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parenthood,” and most recently “Lady Dynamite.”

“ForEveryone.Net” will have its world premiere at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday, June 5 at 1pm. For more information, check out the film’s official website.

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