Excerpt from United States v. Jean, No. 5:15-cr-50087

Blacklist is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompanying panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and environmental challenges of our time. Themes include (yet are not limited to) Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction, Food Security and Climate Change.

Each screening comprises a single newly-released documentary film and panel of experts and/or activists closely related to the (given) theme. It is the goal of this panel to address tensions, challenges and mitigation strategies following the screening, inviting debate and discussion to the ends of encouraging engagement.

In short, Blacklist aims to bring attendees in contact with activists around themes already important to them, stimulating their own 'latent activist' to get involved toward the ends of enacting positive change.

Blacklist is derived from its parent Black Sheep; the initiative of Ziya Tong, Black Sheep events comprise private, ad-hoc screenings to activists in cities worldwide.

Blacklist is organised by (in first-name alphabetical order) Crystelle Vu, Julian Oliver and Manon Bernard.


The Real Price of Shipping

October 13th, 2018, 19:00
Doors open 18:30
Spektrum, B├╝rknerstra├če 12, 12047 Berlin, Map

Free entry. Event full.
Seats limited. RSVP today via an email to event@blackl.st

90% of everything we consume comes by ship. BLACKLIST #3 takes a long hard look at the impact of the global ocean cargo industry through the lens of FREIGHTENED - The Real Price of Shipping, an award-winning documentary by Denis Delestrac.


90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilisation; without it, it would be impossible to fulfil the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Due to their size, freight ships no longer fit in traditional city harbours; they have moved out of the public's eye, behind barriers and check points. The film answers questions such as: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the water-line? And what is life like for modern seafarers? Taking us on a journey over seas and oceans, FREIGHTENED reveals in an audacious investigation the many faces of world-wide freight shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all-but-visible industry.




BLACKLIST #2 - The Global Arms Trade
BLACKLIST #1 - Militarisation of the Police


Background image: National Reconnaissance Office, 2013 Trevor Paglen