Nicholas de PencierCanada90 minutes2015ColourEnglish Portuguese Arabic Tibetan
View Black Code during the Black Code event.
Toronto-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Watermark) examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.
Ron Deibert and Nicholas de Pencier will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.
Based on the book by Prof. Ron Deibert, Black Code is the story of how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in order to censor and monitor their citizens. As they battle for control of cyberspace, ideas of citizenship, privacy and democracy are challenged to the core.
Part of the Our Digital Future film series, Presented by SAP
Built on an expectation of openness and trust, the internet faces great strain as it grows beyond Silicon Valley into a myriad of cultures around the globe. Every day, computers are attacked and breached; regimes twist the internet's spirit of freedom into a vice that limits and controls. Black Code confirms that visions for our digital future depend on a foundation that is secure and trustworthy — a place where economies, ideas, and individuals can thrive freely.
Explore how digital technology will continue to affect our daily lives now and in the future—and reimagine a better tomorrow at sap.com/our-digital-future