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Filmfest DC - The Cleaners

Wednesday, April 25 at Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Cleaners

Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block

Germany/Brazil, 2018, 88 minutes

Dive into a secret, third-world shadow industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five “digital scavengers,” a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete “inappropriate” content from the Internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. A typical “cleaner” must observe and rate thousands of intense images every day, from war zone photography to pornography, leading to lasting psychological impacts. Underneath their work lie profound questions around what makes an image art or propaganda and what defines journalism. Debut directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck unpack an urgent conversation surrounding Silicon Valley’s control over our perception of free speech that we must all grapple with as it threatens to unravel the fabric of our society.—Sundance Film Festival 

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The Cleaners
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General AdmissionUSD $14.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004