Case Studies/Preempting Dissent -- Open Sourcing Secrecy
The legacy of the Bush administration and its War on Terror includes a new logic of surveillance. — Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future
In collaboration with researchers and filmmakers at the Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University and the Department of Communication, Florida State University, Open Source Cinema is hosting the collaborative production of “Preempting Dissent -- Open Sourcing Secrecy”, a documentary based on the book by Greg Elmer and Andy Opel.
By publishing a “road map” of production, this project will engage the audience through all stages of the project, and will create both a feature length documentary and enable a non-linear open source cinematic database that will evolve over time. The film will combine submissions, personal testimonials and mashups created by Open Source Cinema participants, along with the filmmakers content on preemptive forms of law enforcement and governance that have emerged in the post 9/11 world.
This open source content will be available for users to remix their own documentaries. This project is funded in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of Communication, Florida State University, Anglia Ruskin University, and the Bell Globemedia Research Chair, Ryerson University.