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The Cleaners

Year
2018
Country
Germany, Brazil
Duration
88’
Director
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck

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

 

The film is nominated for 'Rights Now!' Award

CREW
Director: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck
Producer: Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Operator: Axel Schneppat, Max Preiss
Editor: Philipp Gromov, Hansjörg Weißbrich, Markus CM Schmidt
Sound: Karsten Höfer
Production
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Grifa Filmes, Motto Pictures
Sales
CINEPHIL, Philippa Kowarsky, philippa@cinephil.com
Awards
2018 – Sundance Film Festival; Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival; DocsBarcelona
Director
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck

Hans Block is a German theatre director, musician, and filmmaker. He studied music at the Berlin University of the Arts and directing at the Ernst Busch Institute for Theatre Directing, also in Berlin. Moritz Riesewieck is a German theatre director, author, and filmmaker. He studied economics as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation, followed by directing at the Ernst Busch Institute for Theatre Directing in Berlin. Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block have been working as a team since 2007 under the label Laokoon, creating theatre performances and cross-media work. The Cleaners is their debut documentary.

Filmography

The Cleaners (2018)

Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
24 March 2019
18:30
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Monday
25 March 2019
17:00
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
RIGHTS NOW! AWARD
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
16:10
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
RIGHTS NOW! AWARD
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
14:40
Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
19:50
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
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Country
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Duration
88
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Year
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Country
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Director
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Duration
95
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Year
2017
Country
Germany
Director
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Duration
88
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Year
2018
Country
Belgium, The Netherlands
Director
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Duration
81
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