Cleaners, The


The Cleaners
reż|dir Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block | DE, BR | 2018 | 88 min
prod|pro Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Christian Beetz scen|wr Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block|zdj|ph Max Preiss, Axel Schneppat muz|mus John Gürtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voges mon|ed Hansjörg Weissbrich, Markus CM Schmidt, Philipp Gromov dys|dis Against Gravity


When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn‘t like. Who is controlling what we see… and what we think? The film’s story pivots on the relationship between the “digital scavengers” and their principals in Silicon Valley. It explores the core values of the most famous of social media companies.

2018 IFF and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva – Creative Documentaries Competition Award
2018 It's All True IFF Brasil – Honorable Mention
2018 Sundance FF – World Cinema (Documentary) Grand Jury Prize Nomination
2018 Thessaloniki DFF – Amnesty International Award Nomination

Hans Block (1985) is a German theater director, filmmaker and musician. He studied music (drums) at the University of Arts in Berlin and theater directing at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck work collaboratively under the label “Laokoon” named after the legendary Trojan seer who revealed the Trojan Horse as a dangerous fraud. In their works Riesewieck and Block aim to reveal the Trojan horses of our time. Their projects which they develop in various media forms start with investigations and end up as striking, complex narrations.

Moritz Riesewieck (1985) is a German essay author, scriptwriter, theater- and film director. He studied theater directing at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin and some semesters of Economics as a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and worked as assistant director at Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. In 2014 he staged Spanish / German graduation production “Woyzeck” by Georg Buechner in Mexico City. In 2016 Riesewieck presented a lecture performance about digital cleansing at Berliner Theatertreffen. His essay “Digital Dirt Work” was published by German publishing house dtv in 2017.

2018 Czyściciele internetu|The Cleaners

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow