Saturday 4th August
The extraordinary, at times graphic story of the workers who wade through social media and digital sewage, deciding what to censor.
In the shadowy industry of digital cleaning we meet the Filipino censors paid to rid social media of what it doesn't like - violence, pornography and, we discover, some political content. Who is making the rules? Are we comfortable with allowing a private company to control what we see? Playing like a thriller, The Cleaners explores these questions and more. and ponders the conundrum of cross-cultural censorship.
"A neon-lit documentary shot like a noir thriller"
DIRECTOR: Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck COUNTRY: Germany, Brazil LANGUAGE: English and Tagalog with English subtitles YEAR: 2018 RUN TIME: 88 mins AUDIENCE: MA 15+
Trailer contains graphic imagery.