Cynical about the online world? Princess Shaw will lift you up

Amidst the gloom about social media, one documentary reminds us just how suddenly lives can change and unlikely friendships blossom – all thanks to online connections.


There can be few things which evoke more cynicism than social media. The mere mention of Facebook or tweeting is enough to prompt a storm of muttering and shaking of heads among some. More often than not, it is not the dodgy commercial practices of these companies that seems to annoy people the most, but the supposed narcissism and short-term thinking of those who partake in this online life.

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Presenting Princess Shaw - Moving Docs

By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel, known as Kutiman, creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song.