High Tech Soul
Released a couple of years ago, this documentary on the history of techno music is now available for free and in its entirety, courtesy of Plexifilm and Vimeo.
High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music, 2006
As is often the case with this kind of documentary, the interviewer doesn’t seem to ask questions beyond the basics, so you’re left with a 101 of the scene, without any interesting revelations. I wish someone would make a documentary about techno (or electro or house) that wasn’t aimed at someone with only a vague knowledge of the music, but someone who had been brought up with it and already understood it. Maybe then we could get into more interesting details… but I guess that’s what books are for.