Media Democracy Day Vancouver, OpenMedia.ca, and W2 Community Media Arts Society present the Vancouver premiere screening and panel discussion of "Article 12: Waking Up in a Surveillance Society"
The government is about to ram through legislation that will force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant. (details at: http://stopspying.ca). Join us in watching this new documentary about the state of invasive digital surveillance and stick around to talk about the Canadian context with our panel of experts.
All proceeds support the non-profit work of Media Democracy Day and OpenMedia.ca.
DATE | Thursday, September 15, 2011
TIME | Screening 7:30pm; Panel Discussion 8:30pm
COST | $10, $5 Students/Low-income, No one turned away for lack of funds
LOCATION | W2 Media Cafe, 111 W. Hastings
***Entry is FREE for OpenMedia.ca Allies. If you haven't joined yet you can do so here: http://openmedia.ca/allies
Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance.
The film is a thought-provoking exposé on our current obsession with voyeurism, surveillance technologies, power and control. Starting from our own private spying habits, Article 12 examines how vulnerable and exposed we have become in our relationship to each other and as a society and talks about those who are gaining from this condition. The film uses the twelfth article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to chart the current state of privacy around the world, arguing that without the right to privacy no other human right can truly be exercised.
Featured interviews with Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, & Brian Eno
//Q&A PANEL and EXPERTS//
BC Civil Liberties Association
Executive Director, BC Freedom of information and Privacy
founder of Geeks and Global Justice (geeksandglobaljustice.com/)
*Dr. Michael Markwick
School of Communication, SFU
More to be announced...
*Stop Online Spying in the Canada at: http://stopspying.ca
This Thursday event is part of SURVEILLANCE, a multi-event series at W2 Media Cafe http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=278604092154170&ref=ts
//SPONSORS + Partners//
W2 Community Media Arts Society
MEDIA Democracy Day Vancouver
DOXA International Film Fest