Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

Black Code

Black Code

  • Nicholas de Pencier
  • 90 minutes
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, Market Hall
Sponsored by Council of Canadians, Peterborough and Kawartha; Political Studies, Trent University

The internet’s impact – from invasive issues of free speech and privacy to expansive global activism

The internet has exponentially increased the ability of governments and businesses to spy on the public. But it is simultaneously an unpoliced, borderless platform that is fertile ground for protest movements. This complexity is evidenced in the diverse elements featured in this film: from Edward Snowden to Brazilian media activists; from government cyber espionage to those who have made the web into a weapon for the powerless. Black Code is a scary yet invigorating portrait of a phenomenon that we still don’t truly comprehend but that has irrevocably transformed the way we live.