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Netizens

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The internet is the largest public space we find ourselves in—and it has become a battleground. From award-winning director Cynthia Lowen comes an explosive documentary exposing the victims caught between the fight for freedom of speech and high-profile privacy invasion and harassment. Digital abuse, although carried out through the invisibility cloak of the internet, is still abuse and women have had their lives destroyed as a result. Online death and rape threats, privacy violations, stalking, impersonation, non-consensual pornography and more have caused women to silently suffer through lost jobs, thwarted educations and countless hours devoted to containing attacks against a backdrop of mounting legal fees and psychological distress. Anita Sarkeesian (feminist media critic, blogger and public speaker), Tina Reine (activist and survivor), Carrie Goldberg (victims’ rights attorney) and Elisabeth Aultman (producer) courageously tell their stories of confronting and overcoming harassment as they work to transform policy to make the web a safer place. (Heather Haynes)

April 29, 6:30 PM (closed captioning)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

April 30, 10:00 AM (closed captioning)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

May 5, 10:00 AM (open captioned, ASL interpretation for introduction and Q&A)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

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