CENT-01. Black Code

Canada, Feature Documentary, 2016, 90 min

This film is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. With stories about exiled Tibetan monks circumventing China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists using social media to distribute alternative news and online violence against Pakistani 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. Based on the book by Professor Ron Deibert.

Directed by Nicholas de Pencier

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium