Film still from <em>Democracy</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut NZ

Film still from Democracy. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut NZ

German Film Festival 2017 - Democracy (Im Rausch der Daten)

  • Thu 5 Oct 2017
  • 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Presented by Goethe-Institut NZ
  • Free entry
  • Festival tickets can be picked up from the Govett-Brewster front desk in person on the day of each screening.
  • First in – first served, unfortunately no reservations by phone or email. Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A compelling story of how a group of politicians try to protect today’s society against the impact of Big Data and mass surveillance.

In January 2012, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding set an ambitious goal. By reforming the EU Data Protection Act, she wants to strengthen data protection in Europe. Large companies would then be prevented from using personal data for promotional purposes and transmitting it to third parties. In addition, US companies would be subject to EU law. Director David Bernet accompanies the conservative EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and the young, ambitious Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht during their struggle to introduce the European Data Protection Law. Lobbyists, commercial lawyers and activists appear on the scene and try to influence the course of action in this battle of David and Goliath proportions where civil rights are pitted against global economic interests.

German/English with English subtitles, 2015, Black and White, 100 min., Rated Exempt Dir. David Bernet


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