1    There will be no more night


Éléonore Weber        France    77    2020

“There will be no more night” is based on video recordings from the American and the French armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria… The film diverts these propaganda images and shows how far the desire to see can lead to, when it is used without limit.

 
2    Dragonfly Eyes  


Xu Bing    Chinese    China    81    2017

Each of us is captured on surveillance cameras, on average, 300 times a day. These all-­‐seeing ‘eyes’ observe a young woman named Qing Ting (her name means ‘Dragonfly’) as she leaves the Buddhist temple where she has been training to be a nun and returns to the secular world, taking a job in a highly mechanized dairy farm. Ke Fan, a technician working on the farm, falls in
love with her and breaks the law in an attempt to please her. On his release from jail Ke Fan looks for Qing Ting again, without success -­‐ until he comes to think that she has reinvented herself as the online celebrity Xiao Xiao. But Xiao Xiao slips from her pedestal, and Ke Fan resolves to reinvent himself as Qing Ting…

 
3    The power of privacy  


Aleks Krotoski         United Kingdom    30    2015

Aleks Krotoski travels the world to undergo challenges that explore our digital life in the 21st century

 
4    The great Indian school show


Avinash Deshpande    Hindi    India    53    2005

A school like any other.
Or so it seems.
The management decides to install CCTV cameras all over the school campus.
Dozens and dozens and dozens of cameras cover every classroom, corridor, playground, library, teachers’ staff room…
Can this be the new Conscience of our Times?

 

5    This or that particular person


Subasri Krishnan    English, Hindi    India    26    2012

The documentary film “This or That Particular Person” is a meditation on the notion of personhood as seen by the Indian State.  It does so by examining the idea of official identity documents, and in that context, the Unique Identity number (UID or aadhar) project that was introduced in India in 2009.  Through the lens of the UID, the film looks at what identity documents means to people, and how the aadhar project is perceived.“This or That Particular Person” is also a conversation with the State about ideas of inclusion, exclusion, surveillance and citizenship, and it does so by interrogating the Unique Identity number project