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.