by Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck
Germany/ Brazil, 2018, 88’, En/taglog ov, En/ Fr sub
If the web is our primary source of information, then to whom do we entrust what we see online, what we think and post? A vertiginous dive into the shadowy universe of “digital scavengers”, responsible for sorting through online content. A nuanced film and a relentless story, that poses essential questions: undeniably a great documentary film.
Direction Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck
Cinematography Axel Schneppat, Max Preiss
Editor Philipp Gromov, Hans-Jörg Weissbrich, Markus CM Schmidt
Production Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Levontin 18, Israel
The Cleaners: digital cleaning, at what price?
Tim Berners-Lee, a British physicist, co-invented the web at CERN in Geneva in 1989 to allow scientists around the world to exchange information instantly. In 1993, CERN integrated the World Wide Web software as a free domain, which allowed the web to be accessed around the world. In 30 years, between fake news, cybersurveillance, propaganda and addictions, the environment has become much less neutral and democratic. A discussion will take place with the The Cleaners’ film crew and Bruno Giussani, one of the very first Swiss specialists of the Internet.
FREE ENTRANCE – Tu 13 March / 18h30 / Globe de la Science et de l’Innovation (CERN, Meyrin)
Hans Block | Co-director of the film
Bruno Giussani | International Curator of the TED Conferences and Chairman of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)
Moritz Riesewieck | Co-director of the film
Catherine Frammery | Journalist, Le Temps