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The Cleaners

(Rated MA15+)

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In this riveting debut documentary, directors Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck infiltrate the sinister unseen corners of the internet. Shining a light on the shadow industry of 'content moderation', The Cleaners follows a handful of outsourced workers in Manila who spend their days watching terrorist videos, political propaganda and illegal pornography on behalf of major companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google. Deeply unsettling, overflowing with incendiary revelations and exclusive to Golden Age in Sydney, this film examines the long-term impact of our social media economy in completely absorbing detail.

“A neon-lit documentary shot like a noir thriller."
— Variety
“Smart, stylish doc exposing must-discuss issues."
— The Hollywood Reporter

Why You Should See This Film

Featuring an assortment of journalists, ethicists and former 'cleaners', this film tackles major moral concerns with tremendous nuance. What begins as an industry-focused exposé soon broadens its scope to consider the global consequences of our insatiable technological expansion.

This film contains images that some viewers might find confronting.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: MA15+
  • Director: Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck
  • Duration: 88 minutes
  • Language: English
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