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THE CLEANERS

by Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block

synopsis

When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn't like: violence, pornography and political content. Who is controlling what we see...and what we think?

original title: The Cleaners
country: Germany, Brazil, Italy, Netherlands, United States
sales agent: Cinephil (IL)
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block
film run: 90'
release date: DE 17/05/2018, NL 17/05/2018, IT 14/09/2019
screenplay: Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
cinematography by: Max Preiss, Axel Schneppat
film editing: Philipp Gromov, Markus Schmidt, Hansjörg Weißbrich
producer: Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
co-producer: Fernando Dias, Mauricio Dias, Reinhardt Beetz, Andrea Romeo
executive producer: Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Philippa Kowarsky
associate producer: Marissa Ericson, Zora Nessl, Robin Smith
production: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg - RBB, VPRO Television, I Wonder Pictures, Motto Pictures (US), Grifa Filmes (BR)
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH, Periscoop Film, I Wonder Pictures
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