Cell phone [videorecording] : the ring heard around the world.
[Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Documentary Unit, c2008 : CBC Learning [distributor]
1 videodisc (ca. 44 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Documentary Unit, c2008 : CBC Learning [distributor]
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Directed, written & produced by Leora Eisen ; producers, Eleisha McNeill, Wayne Chong ; editor, Eric Abboud ; director of photography, Jeff Cole.
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Originally broadcast on the CBC series Doc Zone on April 3, 2008.
This DVD does not have scene selection.
Host/narrator: Ann-Marie McDonald.
"One little gadget, 3.3 billion subscribers - half the population of the planet! It may fit in the palm of your hand, but the cell phone packs a powerful punch. By the year 2010, an estimated 90% of the world will have cell phone coverage ... [This program] takes viewers on a journey through cell phone culture and history, showcasing its pervasive use around the world from Japan to India, America to Africa. Watch the dramatic rescue of a Seattle woman whose cell phone saved her life. Shadow a Tokyo DJ as addicted to Japan's cell phone-based "thumb culture" as any of the country's 100 million mobile subscribers. Be inspired by a young boy in India who's getting access to a powerful economic tool - learning the English language - by cell phone"--container. Also follows Spice Girl Mel B as she attempts to set the ring tone world record, and speaks with billionaire Sir Richard Branson, who can't live without his cell phone. Travels to a remote corner of Rwanda, where the "village phone lady" is helping fellow villagers cross the digital divide and climb out of poverty. In San Francisco, speaks with the high tech maverick who invented the technology that created the camera phone, and examines the phenomenon of "citizen paparazzi."
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