BBC just commissioned a documentary on the Deep Web black market Silk Road. According to Broadcastnow.co.uk, the film will be coproduced by Vice and Raw TV, precisely the two outfits one expects to present a story like this.
Director Emily James talks to Broadcast:
The technology that enabled The Silk Road and the ideologies that framed its development are absolutely fascinating material. … So when Ross Ulbricht, AKA The Dread Pirate Roberts, alleged ‘operator’ of The Silk Road site was arrested at the beginning of this month, I knew immediately that it would make a gripping film.
I’m very pleased that Raw, Vice and Storyville have had the acuity to recognise what a fantastic film this will be, and to back my vision for it.
Dear DailyDot Report – i couldnt agree more with this sentence: “This is only the latest media effort at capitalizing on Silk Road’s infamy.”
Read the full report here: http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/bbc-silk-road-documentary-vice/