Saturday 19 January 2.00pm
Oliver Thompson Theatre, City University London
UK Premiere

France 2012
Directors: Paul Moreira
Producers: Luc Hermann
Language: Dubbed in English

Internet technology made the Arab spring possible. It also enabled the outside world to see whatwas happening in the otherwise closed countries like Libya and Syria. But there is another side to technology – surveillance. And the governments, including those in the Middle East, are getting better in tracking communications, establishing geo-localisations and filter content.

From the digital war between the Syrian government and Syrian activists supported by hackers from around the world, to an investigation into who supplies internet and surveillance technology the corrupt regimes,  Paul Moreira looks at the role of information and surveillance. Good and bad.
Paul Moreira is a French investigative reporter and founder of Premières Lignes, an independent French television news agency producing investigative documentaries for French networks and international distribution.
His investigative documentary 'Iraq, a Nation's Agony', received awards including best documentary at Monte Carlo's International Television Festival. In 2009, he produced and directed 'Afghanistan: on the Dollar Trail', the documentary received best investigative award at the FIGRA international film festival and was broadcast on networks in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.
Tracked - a review by OneWorld - Tracking the Trackers of the Internauts


Followed by Q&A with Paul Moreira on the role of surveillance and on how to make documentaries about technology. 


The London Investigative Film Festival 2014 will be held at City University London:

Oliver Thompson Theatre
City University London
Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB


The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre is in The Tait Building on Northampton Square. It is bordered by Spencer Street and Goswell Street.

Map to City University London


By Tube
Angel on the Northern line (City branch) and Farringdon on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Circle lines.


By Bus
Routes 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, X43, 55, 56, 73, 153, 214, 243, 341, 505 pass nearby.


By Car
There are parking meters in the roads surrounding the university. The nearest National Car Park is on Skinner Street, off St John Street.

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