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Black Code

"As the battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy are challenged to the core." - Sarah Jilani

Sessions

1 November 2017 26 November 2017

English with Thai subtitles

 

Black Code 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 circumventing China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists using social media to distribute alternative news, and Pakistani 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 will be challenged to the very core.

“Black Code is not to be missed. It is a timely work that shows why the fraught relationship between democracy and the internet is the most important conflict of our troubled modern times.” - Sarah Jilani, Little White Lies

“Effortlessly chronicles threats ranging from individual privacy to national security...[highlighting] the shadowy, lucrative war online, behind closed doors and in the halls of power, which threatens to control, censor, and spy on us, or worse.” - National Post

 

 

About the film

Director: Nicholas de Pencier
Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Duration: 90 mins