Second Skin, a documentary by Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza and Pure West Documentaries about virtual worlds (MMORPG’s) and the gamers that inhabit them, will be premiering on March 7th at SXSW 2008. Here’s a large version of the trailer.
Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Everquest allow millions of users to simultaneously interact in virtual spaces. Second Skin introduces us to couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players who have found new purpose, addicts, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy online entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders – all living in a world that doesn’t quite exist.