Natick: Occupy Natick to host showing, discussion of Naked Citizens« Back to Events
A free screening of the documentary short, Naked Citizens, followed by a presentation by Zak Rogoff of the Free Software Foundation, will take place Oct. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m., at Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central Street, Natick. The event is part of an ongoing free monthly film and discussion series featuring topics such as alternative economies, money and politics, and environmental issues hosted by local members of Occupy Natick. Light refreshments will be served.
In the Digital Age, the public has become easy marks for spying high-tech eyes and ears. Every email sent is tracked. Every keystroke on a computer can be recorded. The NSA is recording and storing every phone conversation. Yet, is all of this really making us safer and more secure, and what are the downsides to all of this surveillance?
Naked Citizens is a short documentary film that demonstrates the increase in surveillance tactics being used on ordinary citizens throughout Europe and the United States in the name of “stopping terrorism” and asks “…does this intense surveillance keep us safer?” Drones, cameras, and data mining are now regularly utilized to capture data on the public, and the film questions if people truly understand the consequences of this compromise of basic freedoms.
The evening’s presentation is part one of a two-part series about the issue of surveillance that Occupy Natick is offering free to the community. The next film and discussion will be held Nov. 18.