“Silicon Prairie: America’s New Internet Economy,” a short documentary that stresses the importance of the Open Internet by telling stories of startups in the middle of America, is now available on the film’s website. “Pay what you want, from $0 up,” the site states, encouraging donations to the film that began as a crowd-funded project.
Shot last October in six states—Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Kentucky—the documentary presents several Silicon Prairie startups, including Dwolla, Hudl, SkyVu Entertainment (the makers of Battle Bears) and AgLocal. Kansas City grassroots initiatives Homes for Hackers and Startup Village also are in the film.
For more on the film’s making, see our post: ” ‘Silicon Prairie’ documentary to premier at CES“
Showing in Des Moines at 6 p.m.
Dwolla, one of the startup’s featured in “Silicon Prairie,” is hosting a 6 p.m. screening in its Des Moines office. “No red carpet, no celebrity sightings, no ‘Dwolla-related’ discussion, just the Prairie taking a moment to celebrate some of the great things being built here,” Jordan Lampe said on the company’s blog.
Credits: “Silicon Prairie” trailer from NimbleBot on YouTube.