Wednesday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. - Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (2010) Documentary feature starring Jimmy Wales, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Susan Jacoby, and Andrew Keen; Rated PG; 85 minutes.
The film illustrates a debate between traditional media and the proponents of crowd-sourced information over the reliability of the information found on Wikipedia, and the impact of having such a widely-used resource written and edited by non-experts. Using interviews with Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Jaron Lanier, Lawrence Lessig, Ray Kurzweil, and many others, "Truth in Numbers?" reveals surprisingly intense and emotional opinions on both sides, while also giving viewers an inside look at how Wikipedia works, who exactly is editing on the site, and the enormous international cultural phenomenon that it has become in the 10 years since its founding. After viewing this film, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. The filmmakers engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most referenced sites on the Web.