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C-LAB 55 CINEMA | The Cleaners

City Flip-Flop--Stained
C-LAB 55 CINEMA: Against the Machine

Venue: Art Space I|Gray Box


Oct. 13th (Sun.) 14:00-16:00 The Cleaners
Oct. 16th (Wed.) 19:00-21:00 Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella
Oct. 17th (Thu.) 19:00-21:00 Graves Without a Name


Oct. 13th The Cleaners

Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck

2018│Chinese & English Subtitle│88minFree


A hidden industry of “the cleaners” consists of outsource content moderators taken on by people in the developing world hired by Silicon Valley, the Internet hub of the world. Their job is to scour the internet everyday to shield the world’s internet users from “inappropriate content”. However, such content has also resulted in lasting negative impacts on their mental health and psychological wellbeing.


Speaker│Jason C.H. Liu

With 7 years of experience in journalism and Internet industry, Jason Liu is a Taipei-based journalist focusing on human rights, digital politics and digital economics. His works have won major journalism awards for 10 times, and have been published in international media, including Business Weekly Taiwan, Financial Times, Initium Media and The Reporter. He recently investigates the digital surveillance and disinformation warfare in the Greater China region.

Supervisor: Ministry of Culture
Organizer: Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
Co-organizer: National Human Rights Museum, South Taiwan Film Association