Digital Dissidents

Digital Dissidents are the warriors of the digital age: Republican patriots, radical anarchists and cyber-hippies fight side by side for transparency and privacy in the digital world. For that, they are in prison, live in exile or have lost their careers and families. While many people celebrate them as heroes, critics, intelligence services and companies condemn their actions as an assault on our security. Why are they doing it? What are their motives?

The documentary “Digital Dissidents” is part of the transmedia event SUPERNERDS.

News

  • 11/2015 - "Digital Dissidents" now available on iTunes

    After the festival-success in 2015, the documentary by Cyril Tuschi with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and William Binney, [...]

    After the festival-success in 2015, the documentary by Cyril Tuschi with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and William Binney, is now also available on iTunes. The film is giving insights into the the motives, aims and contradictions of those people fighting for transparency and privacy in the digital world. While many people celebrate them as heroes, critics, intelligence services and companies condemn their actions as an assault on our security. Why are they doing it? What are their motives? Digital Dissidents  

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  • 09/2015 - SUPERNERDS at Cologne Conference

    During the „Great Culture Day“ on September 29th, Christian Beetz will give insights into the transmedia storytelling of SUPERNERDS. In [...]

    During the „Great Culture Day“ on September 29th, Christian Beetz will give insights into the transmedia storytelling of SUPERNERDS. In cooperation with WDR, the showcase will be part of this year's Cologne Conference (09/25-10/10). Media experts will discuss future strategies for culture in the media.

    The Cologne Conference's Program
    "The Great Culture Day" - Details and Speaker
    Details about "Supernerds"


  • 10/2015 - „Digital Dissidents“ at WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film IFF Warsaw and São Paulo International Film Festival 2015

    Double success for our documentary „Digital Dissidents“: the film by director Cyril Tuschi will be shown at the 15th WATCH [...]

    Double success for our documentary „Digital Dissidents“: the film by director Cyril Tuschi will be shown at the 15th WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film IFF in Warsaw as well as at the 39th São Paulo International Film Festival. The film, starring Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg, deals with people committing their lives for transparency and privacy in a digital world.

    15. WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film 2015
    39. São Paulo International Film Festival 2015


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Digital Dissidents

Digital Dissidents are the warriors of the digital age: Republican patriots, radical anarchists and cyber-hippies fight side by side for transparency and privacy in the digital world. For that, they are in prison, live in exile or have lost their careers and families. While many people celebrate them as heroes, critics, intelligence services and companies condemn their actions as an assault on our security. Why are they doing it? What are their motives?

The film focuses on people, who became dissidents out of different motivations: NSA-whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake or William Binney, the journalist Daniel Ellsberg, who is said to be the prime father of whistleblowers since he published the „Pentagon Papers“ in the 1970s, or the former British MI5-agent Annie Machon. They have worked in the system for years and finally attacked it from within by disclosing sensitive information. Julian Assange, founder of Wiki-Leaks, published secret information in his fight for radical transparency and uncovered US war crimes in Iraq.

Additional Interviews with CDU-politician Stephan Mayer, Big-Data-expert Yvonne Hofstetter, the philosopher and former German Minister of Cultural Affairs Julian Nida-Rümelin or co-founder of the Chaos Computer Club Bernd Fix, open up the topic for a broad audience from different perspectives.

“Digital Dissidents” is part of the media event “Supernerds” (TV-event, theatre play by Angela Richter, book, web) that will be broadcasted on May 28th on WDR.

Director: Cyril Tuschi
Script: Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Cyril Tuschi
Director of Photography: Peter Dörfler
Creative Producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Junior Producer: Zora Nessl
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Commissioning editor WDR: Christiane Hinz, Thomas Kamp

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