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Hans Block – The Cleaners #TDF20

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PODCAST| Nicolò Comotti interviews Hans Block, director of the film The Cleaners.

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Hans Block talks to us about his documentary feature The Cleaners at TDF20. A work of outstanding maturity for a first film, The Cleaners  exposes the dark and secreted world behind the content moderators, people employed by companies that are at the service of the world’s media giants. By kneading a complex and yet balanced network of topics and issues, Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck show us the effect of Social Media’s hegemonic power on today’s world.

The Cleaners: When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Entering a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn’t like. Reminding us of the shared social vision of a global village and its degeneration into a web of fake news and radicalisation, the film charts the rise and fall of social media’s utopian ideology.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Hans Block
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Cleaners
  • Festival section
    Human Rights
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