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the cleaners

  • The Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum 1219 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

THE CLEANERS enters a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn‘t like. We meet five “digital scavengers,” among thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley, whose job is to delete the “inappropriate”content of the net. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. Both stories prompt profound questions around what makes an image art or propaganda, and what defines journalism. Where exactly is thepoint of balance for social media to be neither an unlegislated space nor a forum rife with censorship? THE CLEANERS struggles to come to terms with this new and disconcerting paradigm. 

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket to reserve your spot. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings until 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in the beautiful Whitsell Auditorium. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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