The awesome Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada funded the Screening Surveillance Project – three Creative Commons licensed short science fiction films about “everyday issues around big data and surveillance.” Definitely worth watching.
Blaxites is a film that follows the story of a young woman whose celebratory social media post affects her access to vital medication. Her attempts to circumvent the system leads to even more dire consequences.
In A Model Employee, to keep her day job at a local restaurant, an aspiring DJ has to wear a tracking wristband. As it tracks her life outside of work, she tries to fool the system, but a new device upgrade means trouble.
In Frames, a smart city tracks and analyzes a woman walking through the city. Things she does are interpreted and logged by the city system, but are they drawing an accurate picture of the woman?
The Producers have put together a facilitator guide and a media pack that you can download and use for educational purposes. The facilitator guide will help guide discussion and learning about privacy, big data, and social media. The media pack contains gifs, stills, and a movie poster which you can use to support discussion.
This project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This project has been funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), under the Contributions Program (2018-2019); the views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the OPC.This project was also supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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