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Coded Bias (D: Shalini Kantayya)

December 10 is the United Nation's International Human Rights Day and each year Docs For Schools offers related content.

The films in this year's Human Rights Watch program explore where technology is both an asset and a threat to human rights. In Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World, the citizen journalists of Bellingcat use social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to expose the truth and tackle misinformation that distracts or misrepresents what the real story is. On the other hand, researchers profiled in Coded Bias are raising the red flag on Artificial Intelligence and biases inherent in the algorithms running everyday devices that have the potential to discriminate and deny rights based on race, colour or gender. Both films will challenge your students to think about where individual responsibility and action meets good governance, and the vigilance required to ensure human rights are protected.
In addition, we’re offering The Workers Cup for in-school viewing. Following the overwhelmingly positive response of our in-cinema screening of the film in October, we’re pleased to offer this film again. Necessary viewing before the 2022 FIFA World Cup, The Workers Cup is presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

  • Program runs November 21 – December 9, 2022
  • Booking periods are one week long
  • You may book multiple films
  • All films include subtitles or captions
  • Please preview all material before sharing with your class
  • Education packages will be sent at the same time as your screening links

Bookings for the 2022 program are closed.

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2022 Films

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

  • D: Hans Pool
  • Netherlands
  • 2018
  • 88 min
  • English with German and Dutch subtitles
Recommended for Grades 7-12

Coded Bias

  • D: Shalini Kantayya
  • USA
  • 2020
  • 90 min
Recommended for Grades 5-12

The Workers Cup

  • D: Adam Sobel
  • UK
  • 2017
  • 92 min 
Recommended for Grades 7-12

Presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch. Includes a recorded Q&A with special guests.

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Thank you to Human Rights Watch for their partnership in presenting The Workers Cup

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