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Framed by the fictional story of the "data thief", this hybrid documentary takes a look at the origins, impact and significance of Afrofuturism and techno music for the black diaspora. | Add synopsis »
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George Clinton ... Himself
Kodwo Eshun ... Himself
Edward George ... Data Thief
Goldie ... Himself
Bernard A. Harris Jr. ... Himself (as Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.)
Derrick May ... Himself

Nichelle Nichols ... Herself
Ishmael Reed ... Himself
DJ Spooky ... Himself
Greg Tate ... Himself

Directed by
John Akomfrah 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward George 

Produced by
Lina Gopaul .... producer
Avril Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Trevor Mathison 
Cinematography by
David Scott 
Film Editing by
Justin Amsden 
Production Management
David Lawson .... production manager
Sound Department
Peter Hodges .... dubbing mixer
Trevor Mathison .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Pervaiz Khan .... digital animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Bunny Schendler .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Clive Mattock .... on-line editor
Other crew
Kodwo Eshun .... researcher
Edward George .... researcher
Raymond Oaka .... production assistant
Floyd Webb .... researcher

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Where to get this Doku on DVD/VHS/DL...?? I saw this in in TV 1997 or so (German version, ZDF) and can´t find it anywhere
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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dot Con spin off, 18 March 2003
Author: Zeech from United States

I saw this in 2003, but it dates 1995. That was the dot com boom era, I know and was in New York and couldn't leave coz my phone and email box were ramed with jobs every week - it was madness and the gold rush posse included many 'artists' looking for a new cyber angle to sell their s**t..

I consulted a lot for 'visual artists' who were usually film guys looking for a new spin to get bucks to put thier ideas up. That's me, now this film is intersting coz it's from the UK, London who were behind NY in the cyber media buzz. Now most of the interviews are with Americans P.Funk, Tate, Delaney etc. This poses the problem how do you make a documentary interesting when it is full with folks who already have been interviewed tons of times, who already have bodies of work out there?

Well these guys put in this Cyber detective character myth, that doesnot make much sense. My mate said it didn't need to coz it's Sci Fi, but I don't buy that. My mate like that spin, I said it was a cheezy attempt to make lame music doc. interesting by adding a sci fi tinge to it. Check it for yourselfs. At the very least it's a one off, not many black made cyber docs with P. Funk in the mix that I know of from Europe. PS: I just know the germans went crazy for rubbish like this, they went for David Hasselhoff

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