New mini-documentary series demand change in a step toward bringing privacy back around the globe. WATCH NOW ON YOUTUBE.
“On one side, you have the pressure that says if you’re not part of social media, you don’t exist. In my field as an actor, it’s really hard to say I’m going to be off Facebook or off of Instagram. You’re kind of forced to play the game, but at the same time, you know you have zero control over it” — said Neyssan Falahi, who works in the entertainment industry. “I’ve heard a lot of stories from friends of mine who got their identity stolen. It’s pretty scary. If something happens to you, who’d you ask for help? Is the police going to do something about it? Probably not” — the artist added.
Falahi is one of nearly thirty artists who have volunteered to share on camera what privacy means to them in their everyday lives and discuss the double-edged sword of giving up personal data to use free services for email, messaging, and social media. This is how a new mini-documentary series titled “Privacy Diaries” was created. The series, which was directed by Katharina Baron Kowalewski, highlights people’s biggest concerns surrounding lack of privacy and user control in today’s digital world.
During a time when loss of trust is at an all-time high, people everywhere are joining a worldwide movement in creating a global society connected by true privacy. Those who are interested in joining it can do so using the hashtag #bringingprivacyback.
About Katharina Baron Kowalewski
Katharina Baron Kowalewski
Los Angeles based Katharina Baron has directed commercials and branded content for clients such as Mercedes, VW, Swarovski, and Code Nast. She graduated from CELSA Sorbonne and FU Berlin in Business, Communication and Journalism and made her start with documentaries and moved later on to fashion, automotive, and lifestyle. Katharina has directed and written a number of short films that have been featured at Cannes, Hofer Filmfestspiele, and Rome Independent Film Festival.