The Cleaners 2018 Ages 18+

6.00PM Mon 15 Oct 2018 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

An eye-opening exploration of the hidden world behind the glossy facade of major online media companies. This documentary is a study of what happens after videos and images are flagged or reported on major social media sites. The filmmakers meet with some of the workers in the Philippines tasked with dealing with the worst content the internet has to offer, exploring both the practical mechanics of their work and the effect such a volume of heinous material can have on the psyche of a human being. With a scope that expands out to artists whose work has been banned from Facebook for supposed indecency and the digital executives behind such decision making, The Cleaners is a potent and pertinent portrait of our dark cyber world.

CREDITS

88 MINUTES, GERMANY/PHILIPPINES, ENGLISH/TAGALOG WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: MORTIZ RIESEWIECK, HANS BLOCK / SCRIPTWRITERS: MORITZ RIESEWIECK, HANS BLOCK, GEORG TSCHURTSCHENTHALER / PRODUCER: CHRISTIAN BEETZ, GEORGE TSCHURTSCHENTHALER / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP