Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's the role of video in getting at the truth?

On the next Your Call, we'll discuss two films about surveillance and social control featured in the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival: Josh Wolf's Police Tape and Michael Schiller's The After Party. What does the proliferation of video in our society mean for justice, and social control? What kind of surveillance is legal? And does more documentation necessarily mean more truth? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at Have you filmed or been filmed by the police? What have been the consequences? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Josh Wolf, journalist and director of Police Tape about the relationship between law enforcement and being chronicled on video, in light of the recent Oakland BART shooting

Michael Schiller, award-winning filmmaker and director of The After Party about domestic surveillance in the post 9-11 era

Michael Risher, staff attorney with ACLU of Northern California