2001, 60 minutes
A one hour documentary film revealing the hidden downsides of the Internet revolution. “Secrets” is also a funny and moving meditation on America’s love affair with technology. Told without narration, the film chronicles a tumultuous year in the lives of two young activists, Magda Escobar and Raj Jayadev, grappling with temporary work, the digital divide, toxic waste, and the growing gap between the haves and the have nots in the New Economy.
“Secrets of Silicon Valley’ is a hit.”
– The New York Times
“A great documentary. This could be the new Harvest of Shame.” Alex Bennett, C-Net Radio
“Secrets of Silicon Valley will make you think, reflect, discuss, argue. You won’t be seeing this on the network news.” Jan Wahl, KCBS Radio
“A pungent if sympathetic look at the undersung, underpaid hordes of blue-collar workers who do technology’s dirty work.” Variety
New York Times feature story:
PBS “Independent Lens”, 2001
On the web at Fandor
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