The Cleaners 2018 MA15+

1.00PM Sat 24 Jul 2021 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

An eye-opening exploration of the hidden world behind the glossy façade 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.

MA15+ | Strong themes

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 88 MINUTES, GERMANY, PHILIPPINES, ENGLISH, TAGALOG (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTORS: MORITZ RIESEWIECK, HANS BLOCK / PRODUCERS:  CHRISTIAN BEETZ, GEORGE TSCHURTSCHENTHALER / SCRIPT: MORITZ RIESEWIECK, HANS BLOCK, GEORG TSCHURTSCHENTHALER / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: MAX PREISS, AXEL SCHNEPPATID / CAST: MARK ZUCKERBERG, NICOLE WONG, DONALD TRUMP / EDITORS: PHILIPP GROMOV, MARKUS SCHMIDT, HANSJÖRG WEIßBRICH / PRINTSOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT