The Thread

The Thread

Directed by Greg Barker

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.

Cast: Kevin Cheetham, Anthony Reed, Gavon Laessig

Member Reviews

Really fascinating look at the issue of old media vs new media as it pertains to the Boston Marathon Bombings. It held my attention the entire time and may help some think about what they post, before they post it.

zee_makes_stuff
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2 months ago

If you like Reddit, real-time video uploads, BuzzFeed, etc then watch this documentary. This goes without saying, but disregard Fatman's review. I would insert an eye roll emoji if I could.

rapunzel
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4 months ago

okay Eddie Bravo lol

kevin419
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5 months ago

the boston bombing has been proven a hoax along w/ crisis actors and child dummies being carried around for the cameras,nice try sundance.

Fatmat
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5 months ago