Facebookistan – Nordic Film Festival



Jakob Gottschau DK/ 2015/ 59 min / Documentary/

“Like” it or not, Facebook wants you to share everything, but how much information are they willing to share with you? A new documentary takes a close look at Facebook, its laws, powers and its influence on privacy and freedom of expression.

Facebook demands that its citizens are open and connected,  yet Facebook as a company is far from open and transparent.

With 1.4 billion users, Facebook is the world’s largest social media space and the company stores personal data on an unprecedented scale.  Facebook is perhaps the most visible symptom of an increasingly closed and centralised internet, but is also a social revolution with great democratic potential.

“Facebookistan” takes a close look at Facebook, exploring how several individuals and organisations are hit hard by Facebook’s policies and by their working conditions. The film examines through case examples, how Facebook as a business challenges two of democracy’s basic principles: the right to free speech and the right to privacy.

Friday 15 April at 18:00 it will be an Q & A at the Nordic House with director Jakob Gottschau and RUV newsreport Baldvin Þór Bergsson.

Language: English and danish

 Subtitles: English

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/144274715

Reserve free tickets: www.tix.is    If the screening is not fully booked, tickets will be available at the door.

Nordic Film Festival

The Nordic Film Festival is a yearly event, and this is the fourth edition at the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The festival runs the period 13th – 20th April 2016 and we screen selected Nordic films in all genres, with English subtitles.  The Nordic Film Festival is a collaboration between the Nordic House, Embassy of Denmark, Finnish Embassy, Norwegian Embassy and Embassy of Sweden in Reykjavik, Iceland. Local partners are Aalto Bistro and Bio Paradis.


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