Rebel Geeks: Give Us Back Our Data

Technology thinker Evgeny Morozov demonstrates how Silicon Valley is using data to engineer the transfer of power away from ordinary people to technology companies.
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7 x 30 mins Documentary series, Al Jazeera English

With services like email and social media, Amazon and Apple Pay, health, diet and even sleep-tracking, technology is pushing ever deeper into our lives.

But should we just accept the new gadgets and services on offer, or is there a hidden cost to pay?

This seven-part series profiles the Rebel Geeks challenging power structures and offering a different vision of our technological future.

“The excellent new documentary series Rebel Geeks... shows geeks resisting the consequences of our lost technological imagination.” Open Democracy

“Give Us back Our Data debuted in December and you should watch it”. Salon.com

"Shows how data today is one of the layers through which power is exercised." The Baffler

"Al-Jazeera makes some excellent documentaries and this is of that canon" Imperica Magazine

"Rebel Geeks offers a different vision of our technological future" Cape Times (S.A).


Series Executive Producers – Dan Davies, Hugh Hartford, Anson Hartford
Assistant Producer – Dan Boaden
Production Manager – Priya Biring
Series Creator - Dan Davies

Commissioning Executive – Farid Barsoum/Ingrid Falk

Production Company - Banyak films

Episodes

GIVE US BACK OUR DATA
Dir: Dan Davies

MEET YOUR MAKER
Dir: Matan Rochlitz & Dan Boaden

STEAL FROM THE CAPITALISTS
Dir: Yasmin Fedda

THE CRITICAL ENGINEERS
Dir: Ladan Anoushfar

HACKING MADRID
Dir: Ana Naomi De Sousa

A BIGGER BROTHER
Dir: Orlando de Guzman

THE CITIZENS’ NETWORK
Dir: Katharine Round & Leah Borromeo

Episodes