Digital Divide

Technology plays a role in deepening societal divisions, and lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

Premiere Date
January 28, 2000
120 minutes

David Bolt

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The Film

Digital Divide (two one-hour shows) is for anyone who questions their role in the Information Age, and every person of color who worries they will never see a reflection of their culture or language in the largely white, mainly English world of the Internet. For those who feel they are being left behind because they don’t have a computer or Internet connection at work or at home, this series examines the role computers play in deepening societal divisions. Digital Divide explores how technology intersects with the social divisions of race, gender, and class — distinctions that have haunted the U.S. since its origin — as lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps in dramatic new ways.