Truth and Power - About The Issue: Activist Surveillance (#BlackLivesMatter)





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Published on Jan 19, 2016

Airing on Pivot, Participant Media's new investigative documentary series 'Truth and Power' tells the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to uncover breaches of public trust by governments and private institutions. In Episode 1 regarding #BlackLivesMatter, experts and social activists discuss the rise of surveillance on protest activities. Learn more at http://bit.ly/TruthAndPowerPivot.


What happens when private institutions and governments break the public trust? Participant Media’s new investigative documentary series, Truth and Power, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.

The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale injustice: from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.


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