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Erasing David - Feature Documentary about Civil Liberties and Privacy

Erasing David | 20.04.2010 11:07 | Social Struggles | Technology | South Coast

RASING DAVID is a feature documentary about privacy and surveillance in the UK. Director David Bond went on the run for a month and hired the best two private investigators in the UK to track him down using his personal data. The film is a riveting exposé of our digital age that plays like a Hitchcockian thriller – both chilling and very funny. Screening in Southampton, Winchester and Exeter.

We are all being watched...
We are all being watched...

Erasing David - Screening Thursday 29th April + Privacy Debate
Erasing David - Screening Thursday 29th April + Privacy Debate

We are launching in cinemas on Thursday 29th April at 25 cinemas across the country. The screening will be followed by a live debate between David Bond (Director), Michael Nyman (Composer), David Davis MP, Phil Booth (NO2ID) and Shami Chakrabarti (Liberty). Speakers will be discussing ID Cards, the database state and civil liberties (and the lack of them...) throughout the UK.

DAVID BOND lives in one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. He decides to find out how much private companies and the government know about him by putting himself under surveillance and attempting to disappear – a decision that changes his life forever. Leaving his pregnant wife and young child behind, he is tracked across the database state on a chilling journey that forces him to contemplate the meaning of privacy – and the loss of it. Does the man with nothing to hide really have nothing to fear?

Over the coming weeks there are three ways you can watch the film:

1. In cinemas across the UK from the 29th April 2010 - see for a list of cinemas showing the film in your area
2. On More4 on Tuesday 4th May at 10pm, as part of the award-winning True Stories series
3. From the 5th May you can also organise your own screenings on campuses and in classrooms. For more details log on to

You can see the trailer for Erasing David at

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