The Cleaners

2018 | USA | 90 MIN | Texas Premiere

Friday, April 20 / 6:15PM / Movie Tavern 1
Sunday, April 22 / 8PM / Movie Tavern 2

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 off of 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. Yet underneath their work lies profound questions around what makes an image art or propaganda and what defines journalism.

Sundance 2018 – World Cinema Documentary Competition

DIRECTORS: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck

Mature content (subject matter)

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