Media Democracy Days 2013: Opening Keynote and Film Screening
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1131 Howe St
The 13th annual MDD kicks off with a keynote address from BC’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, who will speak on the importance of privacy safeguards in an era of data mining and mass surveillance. The Commissioner’s speech will be followed by a screening of the 2013 documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply.
Terms and Conditions May Apply
USA, 2013. Director: Cullen Hoback
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click “I accept”? Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, including Moby, Ray Kurzweil, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Terms and Conditions May Apply brilliantly documents the sign posts on the slippery slope of internet privacy. (Colour, SCREENING FORMAT, 79 mins.)
MDD Film Screening Co-Presented with The Cinematheque and DOXA
Where: The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St)
When: Friday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Special Event Pricing: Adults: $10, Senior/Student/Unwaged: $8. Cinematheque membership is not required for this event.
Tickets also available at the door.
About Media Democracy Days
Media Democracy Days (MDD) has become the signature event for alternative, independent, and democratic media in Canada. Since it began in 2001, MDD has expanded into a multi-day event presented by the School of Communication at SFU, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library.
Launched in Vancouver and Toronto in 2001, Media Democracy Days is part of a growing global media democratization movement. This movement seeks to create a more participatory media system by supporting independent and public service media production, celebrating innovation, and creating dialogue around the politics and biases linked to our increasingly corporate and concentrated media.
Media Democracy Days take place November 8 & 9, 2013. For complete information on events, including a day of panel discussions, keynote addresses, and a media fair exhibition at the VPL Central Library in Vancouver, please visit www.mediademocracydays2013.ca