88 minutes – Documentary Release date: April 14, 2017 Distributor: Mongrel Media
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.
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Ronald Deibert Shahzad Ahmad Dr. Ayman Alloush Bytes for All Gul Bukhari Masashi Crete-Nishihata Jakub Dalek Orlando Zaccone D’Elia Filho Mohammad Dhnie Wjd Dhnie Golog Jigme Jon Karlung Tadesse Kersmo William Marczak Morgan Marquis-Boire Midia Ninja Collective Ivana Bentes Oliveira Filipe Garcia Peçanha aka. Carioca John Scott-Railton Dave Seglins Felipe Altenfelder Silva Edward Snowden Syrian Media Organization Bruno Ferreira Teles J. Lhadon Tethong Kanyag Tsering Nart Villeneuve