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New Technologies and manipulation | Chelsea Manning

New technologies offer increasingly practical tools to citizens. They also allow control of their users, especially by governments.

Chelsea Manning, a former US Army analyst and whistleblower who revealed abuses committed by US soldiers in Iraq, brings her unique perspective on the issues of surveillance, user control and increased data analysis capabilities. As a security expert and now a collaborator of the Neuchâtel-based start-up Nym Technologies, Chelsea Manning helps develop tools to ensure the privacy of our online data. Is it still possible to limit the surveillance and hacking of private data? The makers of the documentary Made to Measure have found a fascinating and disturbing way to remind us of the risks involved.


Saturday 5 March


Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

Followed by the debate New Technologies and Manipulation: the big interview with Chelsea Manning.

French - English

Copresented with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


Gloria Gaggioli Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Cosima Terrasse Co-filmmaker of Made to Measure


Chelsea Manning Former US Army analyst and employee of the Neuchâtel-based start-up Nym Technologies

Moderated by

Bruno Giussani Global Curator of the TED Conferences and Chairman of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Competition - Grand ReportageFilms in VOD

Made to Measure

By Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck & Cosima Terrasse

Can a person be recreated alone based on their search history? Five years of a woman's life have been excavated to create a composite portrait, subsequently played by an actress. The original is then presented to its double. Part experiment, part cross-media project, part documentary, Made to Measure is a dizzying project about the surrender of our private lives, directed by the filmmakers behind The Cleaners (FIFDH 2018). 
Co- presented with the RTS

  • Section Competition - Grand Reportage & Films in VOD
  • Original language(s) English & German
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

EconomieLiberties & DemocracyTechnologies

Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck & Cosima Terrasse


  • Beware of Horses


  • Konrad Waldmann
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Thomas Schneider
  • Gregor Grkinic
  • Felix Schmilinsky
  • Anna Bogomolova
  • Klemens Koscher


  • Lukas Mcnally


  • Laokoon


  • Momas Schütze
Production country
Switzerland & Germany