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    THE FEAR HAS A 1000 EYES

    Cities in the age of terrorism

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THE FEAR HAS A 1000 EYES

Cities in the age of terrorism

a film by Walter Brun, Dagmar Brendecke

THE FEAR HAS A 1000 EYES

Switzerland | Germany | 2011 | 52:00 min

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Synopsis
We live in an age of cities. Cities become bigger cities, and eventually mega-cities. Security always means security of the public space.
Cameras, sensors and computers should make this security possible, by observing every step we take and by paying attention to the 'divergence from the norm'. But who has access to all this data?
Stephen Graham, author of 'Cities, War and Terrorism', can see a data tsunami coming our way, a second, digitally captured city, existing in parallel to our 'real' world, and at the same
time a militarily observed urban space.
Will we eventually lose freedom in our cities, when daily life is - out of security reasons - observed to the last detail? Does our feeling of 'freedom' change and will the notion of
'privacy' be understood differently in the future? And what will change about the topography of a city and the feeling of people living in it?
'Fear has a 1000 eyes' explores how the threat of terrorism has changed urban life.
Remembering 9/11, the film looks forward to changes that are bound to come to our cities, and emphasises the fragile balance between our need for security and our longing for
freedom.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Walter Brun, Dagmar Brendecke
  • Producer Jürg Neuenschwander
Original Languages

German

English

Co-Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Germany
www.hu-film.de
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