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On August 4, 2006, 650,000 AOL (America Online) personal search queries accidentally ended up on the Internet for everyone to see. These search queries were written to the AOL search engine for three months. After three days, AOL realized its mistake and removed the information from its site, but sensitive private information had already leaked to several other sites.
I love Alaska, which tells one of those AOL users. We get to know a religious middle-aged woman from Houston, Texas, who spends her day at home behind the TV and computer. His unique style of design, combined with putting ideas, beliefs and obsessions into AOL's search engine, turns his personal story into an embarrassing novel.
Within three months, a portrait of a woman who is diligently searching for similar souls appears. The voice-readers' lists of his search queries count as a revealing character study of menopausal middle-aged women looking for a way to rejuvenate their sex life during menopause. After all, when she cheats on her husband with an online dating man, her life seems to crumble around her. He apologizes, admits his Internet addiction and dreams of a new life in Alaska.
Misha de Ridder
Minimovie is an episodic documentary of 8-10 episodes. The episodes are 7-10 minutes each. Together they form an independent story. With MiniMovies, SubmarineChannel explores a new narrative and visual style for documentary filmmaking. You can watch Minimovies movies at http://minimovies.submarinechannel.com or simply on your favorite video portal.