The Cleaners

Director: Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block 2018 88 Minutes MA15+
The Cleaners Sat 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 88mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
The Cleaners Mon 15 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 88mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

An eye-opening exploration of the hidden world behind the glossy facade of major online media companies.

This documentary is a study of what happens after videos and images are flagged or reported on major social media sites. The filmmakers meet with some of the workers in the Philippines tasked with dealing with the worst content the internet has to offer, exploring both the practical mechanics of their work and the effect such a volume of heinous material can have on the psyche of a human being. With a scope that expands out to artists whose work has been banned from Facebook for supposed indecency and the digital executives behind such decision making, The Cleaners is a potent and pertinent portrait of our dark cyber world.


Country:Germany and Philippines
Language:English and Tagalog, with English subtitles
Director:Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block
Producer:Christian Beetz, George Tschurtschenthaler
Script:Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment