Sat 15 July | 22:30 | Pálás Screen 2

2023 | UK, USA | 85’ | Documentary

Award-winning Director Kate Stonehill’s film, which had its world premiere at CPH:DOX, Phantom Parrot follows human rights activist Muhammad Rabbani as he is prosecuted under terror laws for refusing to hand over the passwords to his electronic devices. While reporting on Rabbani’s case, a journalist publishes explosive documents proving the existence of a secret data-gathering program (codenamed: Phantom Parrot) in which individuals are stopped at the border and their devices are secretly copied, using technologies known as Mobile Device Forensic Tools. With unprecedented access to digital forensic investigators and law enforcement officials, Phantom Parrot is an urgent, multidimensional exploration of privacy in the era of information.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Kate Stonehill
Producer: Steven Lake

Principal funder