What does it mean for society when our most sensitive information is increasingly being monitored, censored, and manipulated by corporations, governments, and other institutional bodies? What is the price individuals pay for near-unlimited access to information and communication? How are human rights protected in the digital age?
These are the poignant questions addressed in Black Code, the documentary based on Citizen Lab founder and director Ron Deibert’s book of the same name. And starting today, it’s available for streaming via the following services: iTunes, Google Play, Cineplex, Bell VOD, Shaw VOD, Telus VOD, and Rogers VOD.
The documentary weaves together separate but interconnected tales of digital privacy and online security from Tibet, China, Syria, Brazil, and Pakistan. It also brings together leading voices on these issues, including Edward Snowden and many Citizen Lab researchers.
Watch the trailer below for the documentary below: