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UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – Black Code

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UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – Black Code
October 21, 2017 7:00 pm
October 21, 2017 9:00 pm
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Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Wright Hall Main Theater


Join us for the inaugural UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival and a screening of Black Code. Based on Ronald Deibert’s book of the same name, Nicholas de Pencier’s gripping Black Code follows “internet sleuths” – or cyber stewards – from the Toronto-based group Citizen Lab, who travel the world to expose unprecedented levels of global digital espionage. The film reveals exiled Tibetan monks attempting to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus; Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts; Brazilian activists who use social media to livestream police abuses; and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women. As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy are challenged to the very core.

For more information about the film: http://www.mongrelmedia.com/film/black-code.aspx

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute and Human Rights Studies, in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

For more information please contact: Becky Wilson, rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

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