[ The year 2000 was not kind to the young Internet industry. Tech stocks tanked. Fresh capital for the dot-coms dried up. At least 130 online firms died and an estimated 40,000 dot-com workers lost jobs.” — Jon Swartz, ^ USA Today, 12/28/2000 ]
It’s an issue that’s touched everyone’s life, whether it be as a Net user, a businessperson, or an employee — the shifting stability of the dot-com(merce) landscape. “Startup.com” is a documentary that debuted recently at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and it charts the day-to-day triumphs and trials at GovWorks.com:
“Picking up where today’s headlines leave off, Startup.com examines the current troubled state of the Internet revolution, in which inflated ideals and dreams of instant wealth have been supplanted by harsh economic realities and broken promises. Graced with sensitive storytelling and a dynamic, intimate cinema-verite style, the film also manages to personalize this crisis with intensely private views of the people involved. More than just an insider look at an industry in flux, Startup.com becomes a deft exploration of friendship and the conflict between personal and business relationships.”
“Startup.com” will debut in theaters on [ May 11th, 2001 ]. Check out the Film Threat Review for Startup.com too.
Posted on May 9, 2001 in News by Film Threat Staff
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