Join Cinema Politica Concordia for a special screening of its closing season film, HAK_MTL. Guests will be in attendance for a discussion after the screening. The captivating film follows techies and hackers in Montreal as they work against the monetization of data and the loss of autonomy in the digital age.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist, academic and author whose work focuses on hacker culture and online activism, and David Goulet, the film’s protagonist and member of The Tor Project.
Admission is by donation — $5 to $10 suggested. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available upon request with 24 hours’ notice. Please email Cinema Politica for more information.
Alexandre Sheldon / Canada / 2019 / 68 ' / French — English / partial subtitles in English
In 2019, privacy no longer exists. In less than one generation, the internet has become a mass surveillance machine. The business model that propels this machine can be summed up by a simple saying — if it’s free, you’re the product. Both states and web giants capture, store and access all traces individuals leave on the internet, and this trend is rapidly intensifying.
By giving a voice to the local hacker scene, HAK_MTL explores Montreal’s contribution to the global fight for privacy.