ACCA Ethics Film Festival 2019
October 16 - October 24
One of our more thought-provoking and fascinating film festivals, the ACCA Ethics Film Festival is back for its third year!
DO YOU TRUST THIS COMPUTER?
16 Oct (Wed), 7pm
dir. Chris Paine
Documentary | 2018 | USA | 78 mins | English | PG13 – Brief Coarse Language
CPD Units: 2
Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers is reshaping every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being collected, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is feeling this transformation, from job automation to medical diagnostics, from elections to battlefield weapons.
Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of this developing era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?
TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN
18 Oct (Fri), 3:30pm
dir. Alex Winter
Documentary | 2018 | USA | 84 mins | English | NC16 – Some Coarse Language and Sexual References
CPD Units: 2
Why are banks terrified of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, while UNICEF embraces them to help refugee children? Blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition in Trust Machine – his computer skills is a threat to the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying Blockchain technology.
Award-winning filmmaker Alex Winter reveals that proponents of the Blockchain – a verified digital ledger – are already using the technology to change the world; fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger.
22 Oct (Tue), 7pm
dir. Luke Poling & Matthew Slutsky
Documentary | 2018 | USA | 43 mins | English | PG
CPD Units: 1.5
Over the years a lot has been written about hackers and their motivations, but what about the people responsible for defending private and public enterprises? The Defenders is the first film made that shifts the focus away from the hacker to the security professionals who protect us 24/7 — it reveals the curiosity and discipline behind their critical and noble work.
The Defenders is a behind-the-scenes look at four famous cyber-attacks and the incredible people tasked with keeping our institutions safe from ever-evolving cyber threats.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY
24 Oct (Thu), 3:30pm
dir. Cullen Hoback
Documentary | 2013 | USA | 80 mins | English | PG13 – Some Coarse Language
CPD Units: 2
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click “I accept”?
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, including Moby, Chief Google Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Terms and Conditions May Apply brilliantly documents the sign posts on the slippery slope of internet privacy. This disquieting expose demonstrates how we unknowingly, click by click, generate a cloud of data that records our every online move.
Tickets are $40 for public.
Discounts available for ACCA Members/affliates/students/approved employers and partners.
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