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Filmic Explorations
November 18 to 28, 2021

Image & Bias Filmic Explorations © Goethe-Institut San Francisco Online film series on Goethe on Demand

The films will be accessible from Nov 18 to 28, free of charge and across Canada and the US.

Technology is never neutral but a reflection of the biases in our society. How is bias coded into our technology? How can we infiltrate the opaque mechanisms upon which technological systems are built and counter the perpetuation of bias? How can infiltrate the opaque mechanisms upon which technological systems are built and what existential impact do the Internet, robotics, and artificial intelligence have on us as individuals and on our society?

The film series IMAGE+BIAS. FILMIC EXPLORATIONS brings together feature films, documentaries and short films that address these questions from different perspectives and with different focus. The selected films approach these questions in an innovative, provocative, but also humorous way and reflect on the sustainability of our value systems for a digitalized and high-tech future.
The film programme will be accompanied by a discursive workshop programme that offers interested parties the opportunity to delve deeper into the topics dealt with in the films.

The films

Alles ist eins. Ausser der 0. © Klaus Maeck, Tanja Schwerdorf

All is one. Except 0.

Directors Klaus Maeck and Tanja Schwerdorf | 90 minutes

The Trouble with Being Born © PANAMA Film

The Trouble with Being Born

Director Sandra Wollner | 94 minutes

FACE_It! © missing Films


Director Gerd Conradt | 80 minutes

Das Netz © Lutz Dammbeck

The Net

Director Lutz Dammbeck | 121 minutes

HI, AI © Isabella Willinger

Hi, AI

Director Isabella Willinger | 90 minutes

Coded Bias © Shalini Kantayya

Coded Bias

Director Shalini Kantayya | 90 minutes

Pre-Crime © Monika Hielscher/Matthias Heeder


Directors Monika Hielscher and Matthias Heeder | 88 minutes

Shorts © Goethe-Institut San Francisco


by Brenda Lien, Veneta Androva, Björn Melhus, Halina Kliem, Jürgen Trautwein, Silvia Nonnenmacher, Vera Sebert and Harun Farocki | approx. 65 mins