Saturday, September 29

Premieres ArchiveSpecial Events ArchiveBoston Women's Film Festival 2018


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Boston Premiere!

The screening of NETIZENS will be followed by a panel co-presented by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society with Kendra Albert, Clinical Instructional Fellow, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School, and Chinmayi Arun, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center 2018-19, Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, New Delhi.

(2018) dir Cynthia Lowen [96 min; DCP]
Filmmaker Cynthia Lowen’s (Bully) latest documentary continues her investigation of the complex psychology of contemporary America. This powerful film focuses on three women and their war against the internet’s most malevolent forces: online, physical, and emotional harassment. Carrie Goldberg is an attorney who started her own practice when she was unable to find one that fits her concerns as a survivor of both domestic violence and cyber abuse from a boyfriend of four months. Tina Reine is a successful business woman who struggles to regain control over her life and career after a former lover creates a vicious blog dedicated to shaming her. Anita Sarkeesian, known for her web videos “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” was at the center of the ‘Gamergate’ controversy and is a constant subject of harassment. They battle a justice system that refuses to see digital abuse as a crime – and challenge the idea that cyber harassment exists ‘only’ online. Lowen’s documentary examines not just social and institutional indifference (though the #metoo movement is changing much of this) but also the strategies that women are forced to create in order to navigate a culture that all too often doesn’t understand the cruelty and vindictiveness that can be experienced on the internet.



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