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Dead Man's Switch a crypto mystery
Includes Q&A + Curious Minds discussion

A riveting cryptocurrency thriller unravels the story of a Canadian blockchain wizard who mysteriously died on his honeymoon in India and the fate of his investors' $200 million. Did it vanish into the digital void or does it remain locked away in password-protected accounts?
Film Info
Runtime:78
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Canadian Culture & Issues
Capitalism & Big Business
Crime & the Justice System
Science & Technology
Website:http://www.deadmansfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sheona McDonald
Producer(s):Sheona McDonald
Executive Producer(s):Betsy Carson
Editor(s):Ness Van Hassel
Writer(s):Sheona McDonald
Cinematography:Simon Schneider
Monica Guddat
Composer:Daniel Ross
Animation:Electric Square
Motion Design:Brendan Cave
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The Face of Anonymous
Includes Q&A

This timely portrait of 21st century activism follows Commander X, an iconic and divisive figure in the "hacktivist" network who spends his days dodging authorities across North America while surfing the web and surviving the streets.
Film Info
Runtime:87
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Spanish
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Activism
Science & Technology
Website:http://www.sidewaysfilm.com/the-face-of-anonymous
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Gary Lang
Producer(s):Ed Barreveld
Ian Thornton
Writer(s):Gary Lang
Editor(s):Rob Ruzic
Cinematography:Patrick McGowan
Manuel Galves
Composer:Ken Myhr
Sound:Daniel Pellerin
Patrick McGowan
Peter Sawade
Oscar Caymares
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Faceless
Includes Q&A

Following four youth embroiled in protests against a controversial extradition bill, this immersive record bears witness to Hong Kong’s collective awakening in 2019 to the larger fight against authoritarianism to protect their freedom and democratic way of life.
Film Info
Runtime:82
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Hong Kong
USA
Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Cantonese
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
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Film Subjects:Activism
Asian Cultures & Issues
Children & Youth
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jennifer Ngo
Assistant Director(s):Crystal Wong
Producer(s):Lorraine Ma
Executive Producer(s):Nancy Tong
Bryn Mooser
Kathryn Everett
Tony Hsieh
Roberto Grande
Mimi Pham
Associate Producer(s):Christopher Niem
Editor(s):Samuel Rong
Cinematography:Scott Clotworthy
Stanley Leung
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Generation Utøya
Includes Q&A

Four female survivors of the 2011 terror attack in Utøya, Norway, remain true to the social democratic values for which they were targeted, transforming their trauma into strength in their fight for inclusivity and against rising right-wing extremism in parliament.
Film Info
Runtime:99
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Norway
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Norwegian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Activism
European Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://www.facebook.com/Generasjon-Ut%C3%B8ya-103168538184067
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aslaug Holm
Sigve Endresen
Producer(s):Tore Buvarp
Writer(s):Aslaug Holm
Sigve Endresen
Editor(s):Lisa Ekberg
Aslaug Holm
Cinematography:Aslaug Holm
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It Is Not Over Yet
Includes Q&A

Inspired by Florence Nightingale's methods from 150 years ago, a small Danish retirement home deploys a controversial new treatment for dementia patients. With hugs, conversation, eye contact and cake, they shift the focus from pharmaceuticals to care.
Film Info
Runtime:94
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Danish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
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Film Subjects:Aging & Mortality
European Cultures & Issues
Health & the Pandemic
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Louise Detlefsen
Producer(s):Malene Flindt Pedersen
Writer(s):Louise Detlefsen
Editor(s):Julie Winding
Jakob Juul Toldam
Cinematography:Per Fredrik Skiold
Sound:Rasmus Winther
Maximillian Pontgratz
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Room Without a View
Includes Q&A

Migrant domestic workers from Africa and Southeast Asia hired under the Kafala system are targeted and exploited with broad impunity by employers and agents in Lebanon, in this chilling consideration of modern-day slavery.
Film Info
Runtime:73
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Austria
Germany
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Arabic
Amharic
Bengali
French
English
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Women & Women's Stories
Website:http://www.facebook.com/Room-without-a-view-103176931789976
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Roser Corella
Producer(s):Roser Corella
Executive Producer(s):Florian Kläger
Editor(s):Ginés Olivares
Cinematography:Roser Corella
Alfonso Moral
Sound:Gábor Ripli
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Sieged: The Press vs. Denialism
Includes Q&A

As Brazil's COVID-19 death toll soars, President Bolsonaro unleashes a relentless media campaign of misinformation, undermining the efforts of journalists desperate to inform a nation during the darkest months of the pandemic.
Film Info
Runtime:116
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Portuguese
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Health & the Pandemic
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Media & Journalism
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Caio Cavechini
Producer(s):Erick Brêtas
Ali Kamel
Ricardo Villela
Editor(s):Caio Cavechini
João Rocha
Eliane Scardovelli
Writer(s):Caio Cavechini
Eliane Scardovelli
Cinematography:Diogo André
Caue Angeli
Henrique Picarelli
João Rocha
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Systems Down Shorts Program

From our Systems Down program, this is a selection of short documentaries about challenging the status quo.
Film Info
Runtime:100
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Various
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Various
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Various
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You Are Not a Soldier
Includes Q&A

To understand her father's death, director Maria Carolina Telles creates a portrait of the award-winning war photographer André Liohn—a man whose?struggles to survive grief drive him away from his children and into some of the world's most notorious conflict zones.
Film Info
Runtime:110
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Portuguese
English
Arabic
Italian
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
By Program - Sort:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Media & Journalism
Personal Histories
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maria Carolina Telles
Co-Director(s):Aleksei Abib
Producer(s):Vítor Knijnik
Marcelo Siqueira
Sabrina Wagon
Executive Producer(s):André Antunes
Editor(s):Pablo Pinheiro
Writer(s):Aleksei Abib
Cinematography:André Liohn
Composer:Ruben Feffer
Sound:Carlos Paes
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