How does digital technology and social media impact the way we experience our lives? In a world of ubiquitous smartphones, tablets and illuminated screens where billions of personal images have been shared online, our collective desire to share our lives on social networks may have unintended consequences that we are only just beginning to understand. This one-hour documentary from Marc de Guerre examines the end of privacy, cyberbullying, digital revenge and a new generation of facial recognition technologies that effectively turn the face of every social media user into a barcode.
Marc de Guerre is an award-winning producer, director, and writer. He directed his first film, “The Murder of John Lennon” in 2000. Since then he has directed and written nine other full-length documentaries for broadcasters such as Discovery, Arte, The Documentary Channel, TVO, LogoTV, and the CBC. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and spent many years working as a visual artist and photographer before transitioning into documentary filmmaking.