Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

“A winner that I would love to watch again.”
Film Threat

Why are banks terrified of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, while UNICEF embraces them to help refugee children?

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain explores the strange new world of a future that is barrelling at us at full speed.

Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition, his computer skills considered a threat by the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology.

Actor Alex Winter isn’t just sitting around, waiting for Bill & Ted 3 to get made. While he hopes for that hugely anticipated sequel to finally lift off, he’s been busy making this new tech documentary, the first to be blockchain-funded, blockchain-distributed, and blockchain-focused. And it looks intense and somewhat scary.

“The best explainer/primer on bitcoin and the world-altering tech that makes it possible.”
– Movie Nation

Utilising another aspect of the internet, Winter’s current project is Zappa, an all-access documentary on the life and times of musician Frank Zappa. The Kickstarter campaign for this project was the highest-funded documentary in crowd-funding history.

In Trust Machine, the award-winning filmmaker reveals that proponents of blockchain – a verified digital ledger – are already using the technology to change the world; fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger.

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain was named the Category Winner of Future Watch at the Doc Edge Awards 2019.

Previous festival appearances for Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain include
CPH:DOX, Denmark
Melbourne International Film Festival

A representative of sponsor Centrality will present Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
and take part in Q&A sessions at the following screenings:

Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre | 1 June | 6:45 PM
Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre | 5 June | 6:15 PM
Wellington | Light House Cuba | 17 June | 6:00 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1 | 20 June | 8:15 PM

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Session Time

Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre
Sat 1 Jun
06:45 PM
Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Wed 5 Jun
06:15 PM
Wellington | Light House Cuba
Mon 17 Jun
06:00 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Thu 20 Jun
08:15 PM
84 min
United States
Alex Winter