The documentary film “Us Now” is screening in The Grand Committee Room of the UK Houses of Parliament on the evening of Wednesday 8 July 2009 at 6.30 pm - in association with More4 and Reboot Britain.
The “Us Now” blog describes the movie as
A documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet.
Free tickets are still available to see the film live, then hear a panel discussion on the idea put forward in the film that:
“Representative democracy is based on the idea that people are thick."
The illustrious group of panelists: Lord David Puttnam, Douglas Carswell MP, Ivo Gormley (director of the film), Rupa Huq, Chair: Catherine Fieschi (director of the British Council).
If like me you can’t make it, you can still watch Us Now:
For more on the film see:
- Us Now site
- Telegraph article
- Holy Chic blog - which mentions websites covered in the film, not just social media sites but others which arguably have made a real difference to politics and the interaction between citizens and politicians / state, like TheyWorkForYou.com