Category: Documentary Single
Director: Greg Barker
Executive Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn
Producer: Alice Perman
Commissioner: Xbox Entertainment Studios
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, citizens hungry for answers flooded sites like Twitter and Reddit to access live updates and user-generated video of the event. Taking matters into their own hands, amateur Internet sleuths used the footage as a means to identify and condemn the perpetrators. What follows is a harrowing story about the power of our lightning-fast world where speculation is disseminated as truth, and the human casualties that come from it.
"The Thread is a ground-breaking documentary about the aftermath of the Boston bombs that reveals this parallel online investigation and its implications and consequences."
Aesthetica Short Film Festival - 9th April 2015