Total Trust

dir. Jialing Zhang / 2023 / Germany, The Netherlands / 97min.
Special Mention in Competitions for Amnesty International Poland Award
China is in the process of establishing a dictatorship based on Big Data. The film accompanies people who are fighting against an all-controlling surveillance system.

China is in the process of establishing a dictatorship based on Big Data. The film accompanies people who are fighting against an all-controlling surveillance system and are in danger of being crushed by it. Thanks to exclusive and intimate access, this long-term observation shows the lives of several activists fighting for human rights, who live under extreme surveillance and traumatisation. At the same time, the film's scope broadens to include ordinary citizens whose daily behaviour is registered and evaluated by an experimental scoring system.

duration:
97 min
country / year of production:
Germany, The Netherlands / 2023
director:
Jialing Zhang
cinematography:
Cuier (Anonymous), RCS (Anonymous), J.V.Chi (Anonymous)
producer:
Knut Jäger, Michael Grotenhoff, Saskia Kress / Filmtank
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen
sections:
Man in Cinema
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
technology freedom of speech internet human rights activism China awarded propaganda

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