Our Online Lives
243 min
On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, starting at 1 p.m., the film Another Identity will be screened and will be followed by a debate with the guest. Mihnea Măruță has worked in the press for more than 20 years, and now she teaches the course of Philosophy of Communication at the Journalism Department of "Babeș-Bolyai" University. In the this year he published the volume entitled "Virtual Identity" at the Humanitas Publishing House. How and why what social networks are transforming us", which is a multimedia version of his thesis of doctorate in philosophy. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Minodora Sălcudean, university lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (ULBS) and media expert
"How and what kind of beings the Internet, social networks and intelligence do not transform artificial?What is the distance between us and the image we build more or less known in social media? What are the main ones, but also which ones are the great ethical challenges of our existence in an environment where borders between good - bad, real - imaginary, useful - futile, etc. are difficult, if not impossible to perceived, especially for children and adolescents.

We propose you to debate a complex and sensitive subject, sometimes painful, however extremely current, about life lived online, but also about our responsibility, of adults, to provide values and existential benchmarks, implicitly to protect the little ones from illusions and destructive fictions in the online environment.

In this sense, the supporting films of the debate, Another body (2023), Knit Island (2023) and Manifest (2022), bring to public attention original approaches to overwhelming themes, such as: the traumatic consequences of identity theft and of the amplification of the deep fake phenomenon, the blurring and ambiguity to the point of dissolution a the real-virtual border in online gaming, as well as the controversial topic of videos produced and shared by children on tik tok."

Knit's Island
Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L'helgoualc'h • France • 2023 • 95 min • Premieră națională
How do we conceptualize documentary when its object is a non-factual simulation of reality? Knit’s Island asks this question and at the same time urges us to reconsider what we usually categorize as spectacular or mundane.

Angie Vinchito • Russia • 2022 • 68 min • Premieră națională
Using images and videos that Russian teenagers have been posting on social media in recent years, the film reveals a shocking and disturbing reality.

Another Body (15+)
Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn • UK, USA • 2023 • 80 min • Premieră națională
Today's technology and artificial intelligence can be as useful as they are harmful and dangerous for users.