There are not many documentaries on Second Life out there that apply the necessary ‘nuances’, that show the Opportunities as well as the Dangers that lie within this virtual world. Not many documentaries that do not brutally cut out & off the interviewed resident’s words, as to only serve the point their creator wants to get across. As it comes to getting ‘the whole deal’ across, the short film ‘Second Me’ by Anna Thommen nailed it. It comes as no surprise it won the Audience Award at the Wintherthur short film festival, and also a shared Swiss Price. *applauds*
For this, Miss Anna Thommen just needed to follow one avatar and it’s human - or is it the other way around? - living his Second Life, telling about his ‘Second Me’ and commenting on behaviour, looks and backgrounds of fellow avatars. The avatar sharing the high points and virtual lows of his adventures with us is Eifachfilm Vacirca, who’ve I’ve met a few times at my ‘grow up’ sim, the Paradise Lost. (And I recognize quite a few of my ‘homies’, which is uberly kewl.)
Subtitles available by pressing the CC button.
See ‘Second Me’ in full quality but without subs here.
More info at eifachfilm.ch and d-oo-b.cc.
For those with dirty minds - *does not look into a particular direction* but a certain person, you know who you are, made me insert this disclaimer - at 7 minutes 57 seconds, that’s his FOOT he’s moving. Really. But this _is_ a ‘Euro’ documentary, so the director did not cut out or ‘bleep’ the protagonist using the word ’sperm’. For the NSFW puritans out there, just shut up and swallow. Tyvm and kthxbye.