Thanks for everyone who attended the Erasing David preview screening. The night was a great success and we hope everyone found it informative and interesting.
If you didn’t happen to catch it, or were too late with the bookings (we were very subscribed towards the end) you can still catch the film on its nationwide theatrical release across the country from 29th April. For more information please visit the official Erasing David website.
Next Friday, 16th April, Index on Censorship is proud to presents
a free preview screening of the film Erasing David at the Free Word Centre, followed by panel discussion
View the trailer here
David Bond lives in the UK, one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. He decides to find out how much private companies and the government know about him by attempting to disappear – a decision that changes his life forever. Leaving his pregnant wife and young child behind he tries to vanish and finds himself tracked across the database state by two ruthless private investigators. This is a chilling journey that forces him to contemplate the meaning of privacy – and its loss.
This is one of a few exclusive preview screenings before a nationwide cinema release on the 29th April. Jo Glanville, the editor of Index on Censorship, will introduce the film and will lead a Q&A afterwards with the Director and the private investigators who hunted him.
“Delivered with one hand on your pulse and the other hand smacking you in the face, Erasing David is a timely clarion call to those of us interested in guarding our civil liberties in an increasingly invasive digital age. An intelligent and subtle reminder that YOU are in charge.” – Sheffield Doc/Fest UK “A brilliant new documentary.” – Henry Porter, The Guardian
“A rousing and fascinating call to arms to protect our privacy.”- The Independent, UK
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7324 2570 to book your FREE place.
This screening will take place at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
Closest tubes: Farringdon, Angel
For more information about the nationwide cinema release, please visit the official Erasing David website
videoclub & Index on Censorship present:
28 April 2010
6:00pm: Doors & Bar
7:00pm: Screening & Panel
At: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
A screening of art works developed in response to and in counteraction against surveillance technologies, will be followed by a panel discussing the consequences of surveillance and censorship on daily life – how do we respond to or engage with the consequences of censorship and surveillance?
As surveillance technologies become more ubiquitous – from CCTV to data-mining on websites to mobile phones to Google streetcar – it becomes all the more important to consider the implications and to develop creative, radical responses, counteracting and reversing acts of surveillance.
Artist and curator Manu Luksch has selected several works which explore differing aspects of re-activism to surveillance technologies; selected artists include: David Valentine, Caspar Below, The Bureau of Inverse Technology and MediaShed. Manu Luksch is highly celebrated for her work investigating the use of surveillance technologies in artistic practice: http://www.ambienttv.net In particular her work Faceless has been internationally recognised and celebrated for its approach in exploring CCTV / surveillance technology in society.