The Spotter

In the near future, a criminal is roped into helping a group flee from an oppressive government surveillance system.

Director’s Statement

“Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free.”
-Edward Snowden

“Should surveillance be usable for petty crimes like jaywalking or minor drug possession? Or is there a higher threshold for certain information? Those aren’t easy questions.”
-Bill Gates

This film addresses the questions raised by these quotes. It explores how surveillance of the public has gone to an extreme and as a result, people simply stop talking.

This film has a place in our current society as we live in a world where human interaction has become increasingly more digital/online. As social media has become widespread, recent controversies regarding government surveillance have begun to emerge.

The Spotter, seeks to ask – How much privacy are we willing to forgo before we begin to lose touch with who we are?