Black Code

International Panorama
Nicholas de Pencier
Canada
2015
90min
English, Portuguese, Arabic, Tibetan

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 in cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy will be challenged to the very core.

Projections: 
11.15. Wednesday 16:15
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 14:15
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.16. Thursday 16:30
Corvinus
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Discussion
Producer: 
Nicholas de Pencier
Mercury Films
Editor: 
Eric Pedicelli
Camera: 
Nicholas de Pencier
Sound: 
Nicholas de Pencier
Phil Strong
Music: 
Phil Strong
Distribution info: 
Upside Distribution, Estelle De Araujo