Directed by Women • 13m
Shot in Dakar with the participation of leading Senegalese musicians, poets, and graffiti artists, ALGO-RHYTHM probes the rise in the algorithmic management of daily life and the insidious threats it poses to human rights and agency. Using hip-hop, drama, street art, and data-driven filmmaking, Manu Luksch’s film explores how our embrace of machine intelligence, refracted through the slick interfaces of smartphone apps, makes us vulnerable to manipulation by political actors.
2022 NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION
DIRECTED BY MANU LUKSCH
AUSTRIA, SENEGAL, UNITED KINGDOM | 2019 | FRENCH, WOLOF, ENGLISH & GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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