Cinemata Big Screen Digital Control – Hopes and Feeds + Shrinking Civic Space in Bangladesh (with Talkback Session)

  • Tuesday, 23 May 2023 (Day 2)
  • 19:20 – 20:50 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Theater
The films in ‘Digital Control’ reveal how governments effectively turned the internet into a battleground for political power through targeted disinformation campaigns, surveillance tools to monitor and control online discourse, and crackdowns on dissent in both online and offline spaces.

Hopes and Feeds

Philippines / 2022 / Documentary / 26 mins

Produced by EngageMedia

Joshua and Jeric pin their hopes for a better Philippines on the 2022 presidential bids of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Leni Robredo. Amid online disinformation, the two friends share how their social media feeds are informing their votes – regardless of how credible their sources are.

Shrinking Civic Space in Bangladesh

Bangladesh / 2022 / Documentary / 34 mins

Directed by Zayed Siddiki

The past decade has seen the gradual shrinking of civic spaces in Bangladesh, with the government using state mechanisms and the legal system to suppress citizens’ opinions and constitutional rights in online and offline spaces.

Presented by Cinemata in partnership with Friends Without Borders Foundation with support from CMU Faculty of Fine Arts, Media Arts and Design, CMU Art and Culture Center, and DS Young Filmmaker.

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