SURVEILLANCE: Article 12 Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 23:30 to Friday, September 16, 2011 - 02:30

Media Democracy Day Vancouver,, and W2 Community Media Arts Society present the Vancouver premiere screening and panel discussion of "Article 12: Waking Up in a Surveillance Society"

The government is about to ram through legislation that will force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant. (details at: Join us in watching new documentary about the state of invasive digital surveillance and stick around to talk about the Canadian context with our panel of experts.

//EVENT Details//

TIME | Screening 7:30pm; Panel Discussion 8:30pm
COST | $5 in advance $10 at the door, No one turned away for lack of funds.
LOCATION | W2 Media Cafe, 111 W. Hastings

Entry is FREE for monthly donors. If you haven't joined yet you can do so here:

*Micheal Vonn
BC Civil Liberties Association

*Vincent Gogolek
Executive Director, BC Freedom of information and Privacy

*Kate Milberry
founder of Geeks and Global Justice (

*Dr. Michael Markwick
School of Communication, SFU

More to be announced...

//FILM Synopsis//

Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance.

The film is a thought-provoking exposé on our current obsession with voyeurism, surveillance technologies, power and control. Starting from our own private spying habits, Article 12 examines how vulnerable and exposed we have become in our relationship to each other and as a society and talks about those who are gaining from this condition. The film uses the twelfth article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to chart the current state of privacy around the world, arguing that without the right to privacy no other human right can truly be exercised.

Featured interviews with Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, & Brian Eno


*Stop Online Spying in the Canada at:

This Thursday event is part of SURVEILLANCE, a multi-event series at W2 Media Cafe

//SPONSORS + Partners//

W2 Community Media Arts Society
MEDIA Democracy Day Vancouver
GEN WHY Media Project( (
OpenFile Vancouver (
The Tyee (
DOXA International Film Fest
VPSN (Vancouver Public Space Network)

W2 Media Cafe
111 W. Hastings
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 55.5564" N, 123° 6' 27.4212" W
British Columbia CA

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