Film-essay about digital industry positioning itself in sub-arctic Norway, as well as in other rural parts of the world.
The starting point for this exploration is the filmmaker´s own childhood school in a small village, which was abandoned and bought up by Elon Musk´s SpaceX programme.The plans of setting up antennas created a local uprising - yet the filmmaker tries to go beyond and reflect - what benefit is there for local communities to host antennas, data storage and servers for krypto-mining? What do these companies give in return? Are we speaking of innovation and possibility, or some sort of new colonialism? What kind of rural places do we want?
Cinematography: Eivind H. Natvig
Written by: Elisabeth Brun
Director: Elisabeth Brun
Produced by Hai Ku
Supported by Fritt Ord, North Norwegian Film Centre