Cycle of short films: The pharmakon of new technologies

The ambivalence of new technologies in our societies will be at the heart of our short films cycle. From reportage to science fiction, these films stage and illustrate the benefits and harms of these new advances. Going beyond the traditional genre of screening-debate, this cycle proposes an unusual and dynamic format, based on still images, in order to impress, move, surprise and make the audience think about the concrete impact of new technologies on the security and well-being of society.

In order to highlight the challenges and tensions between new technologies, security requirements, and human rights and ethical issues, we propose the screening of excerpts from 3 different short films: “Unseen War”, from the Exposing the Invisible project; “Refuge”, by Mohammad Gorjestani; and “Activists vs the Surveillance State”, an episode from Vice’s Cyberwar series.