BLACK CODE

When states play Big Brother

Format: HD
Duration: 90 ’
More details
Less details
Available version: English
Rights: All rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

This is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens.

With stories from exiled Tibetan monks trying to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists using social media to distribute alternative news and Pakistani showing online violence against women, we see firsthand the high-stakes consequences that our unprecedented level of digital communication can produce.

As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy and democracy are being challenged to the very core.