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Jennifer Merin

Snag Truth By Numbers on October 21

By October 20, 2010

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In a first of its kind release, Snag Films is presenting the American premiere of Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia simultaneously at The Paley Center for Media in New York today at 7 pm and online -- streaming for free.

Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia explores the history and cultural implications of the world's 7th most popular website.

The screening and streaming will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill, along with Samuel Klein of the Wikimedia Foundation, Liam Wyatt, Wikipedian in Residence at the British Museum. The panel will be moderated by Noam Cohen, columnist, Link by Link, The New York Times.

Immediately following the premiere, the film will be available for free and on-demand to a worldwide audience for six days via SnagFilms.com.This is the first time a film has had a synchronous premiere and post-screening discussion available to a theater audience and free online.

Wikipedia has democratized the collection of encyclopedic information, and the simultaneous American premiere of Truth In Numbers? Everything, According To Wikipedia in both a theater and online to a worldwide audience is intended to democratize the film festival experience. While SnagFilms has previously co-premiered documentary films with film festivals, the unique approach taken Wednesday evening replicates the intimacy and interaction of a festival event where filmmakers and others are available to answer questions immediately after the screening.

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