BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary
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The Cleaners

Tyskland / Brasil / 2018 / 1 t. 28 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/Tagalog
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Max Preiss, Axel Schneppat
PRODUCER:
Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
A thought-provoking docu-thriller about censorship, outsourcing and freedom of speech

How do you balance the right to free speech with preventing the internet from becoming a festering cesspool of child pornography, snuff movies, hate speech and false news? This is the central theme of this thriller-like documentary, which examines how Facebook works to uphold its guidelines. As we are introduced to a team of anonymous censors working out of a compound in Manila, THE CLEANERS raises a series of pertinent and thought-provoking question about the fundamentals of democracy – questions for which there are few easy answers.

Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck

Hans Block (Germany, 1985), Moritz Riesewieck (Germany, 1985) THE CLEANERS is their first feature documentary.