DOCUMENTARY A deeply disturbing story about technology, the misuse of power and (self-)censorship which makes tangible the threat to individual freedom and human rights. In China, individual freedom is restricted by an all-encompassing surveillance system, big data and intelligent technologies. Be it at work, on the street or in one’s own four walls – access by the state cannot be avoided. The film follows those who dare to defy the total control of the omnipresent state. It accompanies Chen, Li and Sophia, who pursue an existential fight for freedom and justice in the midst of this spider’s web of surveillance.
JIALING ZHANG (* in China) is a well-known Chinese documentary film-maker and producer who lives in the USA. In 2019, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her prize-winning work One Child Nation.