BIFF 2020
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Democracy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Democracy: Im Rausch der Daten
Belgia / Frankrike / Italia / Tyskland/ 2015/ 1 t. 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/fransk/tysk/japansk/polsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
delvis engelsk
CAST:
Jan Philipp Albrecht, Viviane Reding, Ralf Bendrath, John Boswell, Katarzyna Szymielewicz
DIRECTOR:
David Bernet
WRITER:
David Bernet
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
François Roland, Dieter Stürmer, Ines Thomsen, Marcus Winterbauer
PRODUCER:
Sonia Otto
TEMA:
Teknologi
Big Brother is watching you, but should he really be allowed to?

Data is the new oil. Digitalization has changed society, and the need to regulate data security is increasing. In DEMOCRACY we follow an idealistic German politician and his right hand man as they fight to ensure people's right to control their own data and prevent mass surveillance in the EU. After two years of negotiations, endless meetings, an armada of lobbyists and 4000 changes, the European Parliament may finally be ready to agree on a proposal for a new reform on data security. Does personal freedom matter in the face of a constant threat of terrorism?

 

David Bernet

David Bernet (Switzerland, 1966) Selected filmography: RAISING RESISTANCE (2011), JEW BY CHOICE  (2007), THE WHISPERERS (2005)