Black Code

    • Nicholas de Pencier
    • Canada
    • 90 min
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    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.

    Credits

    Director
    Nicholas de Pencier
    Production
    Nicholas de Pencier, Nicholas de Pencier for Mercury Films

    Contact

    Festival Handling
    Nicholas de Pencier for Mercury Films
    World Sales
    Nicholas de Pencier for Mercury Films

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    Available versions
    90',video,color
    Spoken languages
    English
    Arabic
    Portuguese
    Tibetan

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