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The Open Window

Alfred Birkegaard, Daniel Oxenhandler & Will Sloan, 55 min

Denmark, United States, 2018

The Open Window

Two young girls from a poor neighbourhood in Delhi experience the promise of the Internet in making their own choices for the future.

As India races to bring its entire population online, Deepa and Jaya - two young girls from a poor neighborhood in Delhi - are introduced to the internet for the first time through an internet learning lab at their school. Their time in the lab opens up a whole universe of new ideas, possibilities and perspectives, and provides them with new ways of thinking about learning, about themselves and about the world around them. When the lab threatens to close and they are forced to consider the implications of having their internet access taken away, their stories provide an intimate reflection on the transformative potential of the internet, and how it affects our sense of self, and our relationships with family, culture and society. The TED Prize winning professor Sugata Mitra, who visited last year's edition of CPH:DOX, is participating as well, and is mapping out the technological future of India for us.

Director: Alfred Birkegaard, Daniel Oxenhandler & Will Sloan
Country: Denmark, United States
Year: 2018
Running time: 55 min
Dialogue: English, Hindi
Category: Science
Tags: Freedom Technology
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Producer: Alfred Birkegaard, Daniel Oxenhandler, Will Sloan
Production Company: Collaboratorium
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