SECOND SKIN

By Juan Carlos PINEIRO-ESCORIAZA

VMI WORLDWIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2009

An intimate look at people whose lives have become transformed by the virtual worlds in online games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest and Second Life.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Carlos PINEIRO-ESCORIAZA
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter BRAUER
    • Synopsis
    • Second Skin takes an intimate, disturbing look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of computer games called Massively Multiplayer Online games, or MMOs. World of Warcraft, Second Life and Everquest allow millions of users to interact simultaneously in virtual spaces.
      Second Skin introduces viewers to couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose, men who have trouble distinguishing between the real and virtual worlds, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders — all living within a world that doesn't quite exist.
      Second Skin focuses on a couple who met in a virtual world, an addict whose life was ruined by MMOs, and a group of MMO gamers who spend most of their lives inside virtual worlds.
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