Continuing our recent theme of data protection (or FOI) on the big screen, there are some who say The Lives of Others is the greatest film made with a privacy theme, while others cite Sandra Bullock in The Net (surely this is not a serious comparison? – Ed.) (No, it wasn’t).
Datonomy had been casting around for something filmed as a backdrop to our first birthday celebrations, so when colleague and fellow blogger Helen Newman (the force behind the estimable Fashionista-at-law blog) mentioned to us a new documentary with a privacy theme, Erasing David, yet to be shown on UK television, we were receptive.
We’re delighted to have secured an exclusive screening of Erasing David, with one of the stars making a guest appearance to answer questions after the show. If you would like to join us for this event, please contact Verity Pike at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s on 4 March and there are only a few places available, so please RSVP as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please click here to view the full invitation or carry on reading for a short synopsis.
Erasing David, made by British film maker David Bond, vividly illustrates how widely and easily information about us is available from a variety of sources. Bond attempts to disappear for a month leaving no trace. Before he goes, he hires two private investigators to track him down by any means necessary. The film follows the battle of wits as the two investigators close in on their fugitive.
Drinks will be served at 6pm and the screening starts promptly at 6.30pm. Running time is approximately 80 minutes. And in keeping with our movie theme, popcorn, hot dogs (including vegetarian alternative) and ice cream will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!