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Inverse Surveillance: A Crypto-Workshop with Assia Boundaoui

Dec 12, 2019

Location: Shangri La

4:00-6:00 PM
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
Free - Registration required.

In this dynamic workshop, filmmaker and journalist, Assia Boundaoui, discusses her documentary, The Feeling of Being Watched (2018), and how to conduct an “inverse surveillance” - ways to discover what public information is collected about you via the Freedom of Information Act and methods to artistically resist surveillance.

Boundaoui’s film, The Feeling of Being Watched, is playing at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre on Friday, December 13 at 7 pm. Get tickets here.

The workshop at Shangri La is a part of The Inverse Surveillance Project.

ASSIA BOUNDAOUI is an Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker based in Chicago. She has reported for the BBC, NPR, PRI, Al Jazeera, VICE, and CNN. Her debut short film about hijabi hair salons for the HBO Lenny documentary series premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Her feature length debut The Feeling of Being Watched, a documentary investigating a decade of FBI surveillance in Assia's Muslim-American community, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She is currently a fellow with the Co-Creation Studio at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where she is iterating her most recent work, the Inverse Surveillance Project. Assia has a Masters degree in journalism from New York University and is fluent in Arabic.


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