Genre Documentary
Runtime 88 minutes
Year 2018
Country Germany
Language German
Subtitles Dutch
Director Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck
Distribution Periscoop Film
Cast Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong
“Who is controlling what we see… and what we think?” More and more people are concerned about the influence and influence of social media. Do algorithms determine what we see or not? And how are we influenced and directed?

Stichting Goeie Grutten and the International Film Festival Gorinchem are pleased to invite you to the special The Cleaners! We will discuss the complexity of the digital highway and the risks.

The Cleaners

We already knew that fake news is being pumped around. And that online behavior determines what everyone's timeline shows on social media is also known. But that tens of thousands of Filipino content moderators are busy every day determining what can be seen on the web at all? So that our timelines remain cozy or at least non-violent: that remained hidden until recently.

The Cleaners raises important questions not only about the plight of our Internet cleaners, but also about the implications for democracy and the free exchange of information if young Catholic Filipinos, without much training or guidance, decide what we see.

16.00 hrs     Reception with coffee & tea
16.45 hrs     Introduction
17.00 hrs     Documentary The Cleaners incl. debate
18.30 hrs     Discuss while enjoying a snack and drink
19.30 hrs     End of program