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Q&A with TOTAL TRUST Producer Michael Grotenhoff, Co-Presented by Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.)

Friday, December 8

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Moderated by S.T.O.P. Executive Director Albert Fox Cahn

S.T.O.P. is a New York City based civil rights nonprofit, litigating and advocating to abolish local governments’ systems of mass surveillance.


Michael Grotenhoff, Filmtank Co-Owner, Interactive Media Foundation, CEO and Creation Lead
Michael Grotenhoff has a degree in theatre, film and television studies, journalism and politics. His main focus has consistently remained on digital advancements; and as a result, most of his films deal with the digitalization of society. He is equally at home with topics relating to the environment, nature and sustainability. Grotenhoff is an internationally sought-after guest lecturer for the development and production of cross-media projects. International jury activities, such as Lovie Award. He is a Fellow of the Cultural and Creative Industries Initiative of the Federal Government. He is a Producer, and director of international multi award-winning transmedia projects and TV documentaries. “Netwars/ out of CTRL” won the Grimme Online Award, Japan Prize, Prix Italia, SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.  

Albert Fox Cahn is the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project’s ( S.T.O.P.’s) founder and executive director. He is also a Practitioner-in-Residence at N.Y.U Law School’s Information Law Institute and a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center For Human Rights PolicyYale Law School’s Information Society ProjectAshoka, and TED.



Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant

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