The documentary film by video pioneer Gerd Conradt investigates the question, whose property a face is when it becomes a code through digitalization. In the age of increasing surveillance and the associated further development of technology, the coded face becomes a modern fingerprint. The "Facial Action Coding System", developed by the American psychologist Paul Ekman in 1978, for example, is supposed to make it possible - integrated into the most modern technology - to decipher the personality of a person. The film explains these and other current developments based on an installation in the fight against international terrorism at the Südkreuz in Berlin. Data protectors, artists, an art historian and the Minister of State for Digitisation, Dorothee Bär, have their say. In addition, the protagonists of the film are confronted with video clips in which the face becomes a work of art.
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