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Erasing David (2010)

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Filmmaker David Bond explores the practical issues of privacy in a world of prying electronic eyes in this documentary. As the public and private sectors stockpile more data on ordinary citizens and a growing number of people are willing to share the details of their lives on line, how secure is an average individual? Bond decided to find out -- he opted to "disappear" for a month, and hired a detective firm to find him. The detectives had nothing to go on but Bond's name, but before long they knew where he lived, where his father lived, that his wife was pregnant and could easily track Bond to most of his hiding places as he struggled to outsmart them. Erasing David exposes the realities of our culture of surveillance as well as Bond's mounting anxieties as he learns how few secrets he (and most people like him) truly have. Erasing David received its North American premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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A thought-provoking, and at-times creepy, bit of hands-on reportage.

July 14, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

For the most part, Bond is not the most effective fugitive.

July 6, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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Might be a good movie for those in the UK, but sucks for security in the US

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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An exercise in paranoia. This is a documentary about a man named David who decides to go "missing" for a month to see how easily he could be found. He leaves his 7 month pregnant wife at home alone with their 2 year old daughter to do this. What a star. This whole movie felt kind of boring and actually a bit pointless. A bit hard to feel the suspense when the two guys hunting him have been paid - by him - to do so. It's not like there is going to be a shoot out at the end. Amusingly enough, in the end he is "caught" by something obvious - not facebook, mobile phone, CCTV, credit card or any of the usual things people get paranoid over. Yet he still feels "data raped" at the end. Yes, I agree, people need to have some common sense with the things they reveal, but I really get exasperated with people in general who seem to think all are out to get them and their "personal information" and this is just an indulgent 80 minutes of that non stop. I know it happens, but all this is going to do is make people who are so inclined even more paranoid and tiresome.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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