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"The Cleaners" by Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck

Wednesday 12 September, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

Runtime: 90'

UNRIC and the Human Rights Regional Office for Europe invite you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a screening of: 'The Cleaners'

The Cleaners, DVD coverEnter the shadow industry of digital cleaning to meet five “digital scavengers”. Their job, like thousands of others outsourced by Silicone Valley, is to delete “inappropriate” content off the internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. A typical “cleaner” must observe and rate thousands of often deeply disturbing images and videos every day, leading to lasting psychological impacts. Yet underneath their work lie profound questions: what makes an image art or propaganda? What defines journalism? Where is the point of balance for social media to be neither an unlegislated space nor a forum rife with censorship?

For more on the film, click here.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • TBA


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Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

The film is in English and Tagalog. Runtime: 90 minutes.

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