Noujaim was the flatmate of a former stocks trader who was setting up his own dot com. She started to film with a digital camera then got Pennebaker collaborator Hegedus on board. Together they documented the birth, growing spurts and premature death of govworks. com, an online venture intended to facilitate citizen’ contact with local government. The other show is the unscrupulous imbalance of power between the original development partners. Fascinating, voyeuristic, and compelling viewing.
Directed by Jehane Noujaim & Chris Hegedus