Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a screening of: 'The Cleaners'.
The United Nations Regional Information Centre and Human Rights Regional Office for Europe invite you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a screening of: 'The Cleaners'
Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 19:00
The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
Registration starts at 18:30
Doors close at 19:15
Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Bruxelles
Enter the shadow industry of digital cleaning to meet five “digital scavengers”. Their job, like thousands of others outsourced by Silicone Valley, is to delete “inappropriate” content off the internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. A typical “cleaner” must observe and rate thousands of often deeply disturbing images and videos every day, leading to lasting psychological impacts. Yet underneath their work lie profound questions: what makes an image art or propaganda? What defines journalism? Where is the point of balance for social media to be neither an unlegislated space nor a forum rife with censorship?
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The film is in English and Tagalog.
Runtime: 90 minutes.
Watch the trailer for 'The Cleaners' here.
This film is part of a year-long campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ‘The Cleaners’ asks us to reflect on Freedom of Expression (article 19 of the Universal Declaration).
We invite YOU to take the pledge to stand up for human rights!