San Francisco native Alexandra Pelosi’s latest documentary, which recently made its debut on HBO, takes a hard look at the current tech boom’s effects on the city and raises one key question: What is the price of change? Here’s why you should watch.
1) San Francisco 2.0 examines the good and the bad of today’s digital gold rush--from infrastructure improvements attributed to innovative services like Uber to the detrimental effects of displacing city natives and the creative class.
2) Pelosi covers her bases: She interviews legislators, tech-industry elite, angel investors, university professors and longtime SF residents.
3) She keeps it interesting through a series of horror-movie flashbacks, on-screen Google searches and a behind-the-scenes look at tech office culture.
This is the film that everyone in the city is going to be talking about, from Google engineers to nonprofit employees. So consider it the perfect excuse to finally subscribe to HBO.
Check out the trailer here.
Airs on HBO (October 6, 11, 13, 15, 23) and on HBO2 (October 6, 14, 17, 30); also available on HBO Now and HBO Go