No Safety with Surveillance

Data collection and surveillance are at the core of the tech industry's profit model. As the value of our data increases, so does the number of human rights violations committed by Big Tech and their customers.

Three key figures working to stop the spread of surveillance capitalism weigh in here: Brandi Collins-Dexter, Senior Fellow, Color of Change; Alavaro Beoya, Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law; and Mary Beth Gallagher, Executive Director of Investor Advocates for Social Justice. Through the lens of their research and experience, they discuss the widespread damage caused by unchecked surveillance, and their work to stop it.

  • Joe Gentle
  • Michael Connor
  • Hannah Lucal
  • Alvaro Bedoya
    Key Cast
  • Brandi Collins-Dexter
    Key Cast
  • Mary Beth Gallagher
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Cinema 4K
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Director Biography - Joe Gentle

Joe Gentle is a documentary filmmaker working in partnership with environmental and social justice nonprofits. Having spent much of his career abroad, he has collaborated with multinational organizations like UNESCO and IUCN, and regional organizations like Empower Blind People in Kyrgyzstan and the Regional Association for Protected Areas in Albania. Joe’s films have spearheaded campaigns supporting transboundary conservation, sustainable development and education initiatives throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Now based in Washington, DC, he turns his lens on both far-reaching policy issues and regional environmental and social challenges. Joe is a native Michigander, and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Screen Arts and Cultures program.

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