Dream Factory #14: BIG BROTHER: Closing Event

On February 27, 2018, the film series ends with "The Circle". The event includes an introduction to the movie, a panel discussion with experts and the chance for networking at a buffet.

James Ponsoldt: The Circle. 2017, 110 Min. – original with subtitles
With Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega; Music: Danny Elfman.

The Circle – this is Facebook, Google, and Apple united to form a monopolistic company. Comprehensive monitoring and data acquisition soon start to take on totalitarian characteristics. Based on the dystopian novel by Dave Eggers, director and screenwriter James Ponsoldt created a "drama reminiscent of surveillance society" (Eric Kohn, Indie Wire). A current contribution to the Hollywood mainstream cinema from the growing series of surveillance cinema movies.


Panel discussion among others with:

  • Dr. Stefan Brink, State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
  • Beate Bube, President of the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Baden-Württemberg
  • As well as a representative from the central contact point for cybercrime for companies and authorities of the State Criminal Police Office Baden-Württemberg (requested)
  • Moderation: Dirk Fox from the IT security initiative "Karlsruher IT- Sicherheitsinitiative". 

Afterwards, there will be the possibility for a professional and personal exchange during the "buffet networking".

Event details

27. February 2018 - 27. February 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Event location
Schauburg Karlsruhe
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
Contact person
Dirk Achenbach
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