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To predict a future crime scene and to prevent a murder seems like something from a science fiction movie. It is, but it’s also real and is happening right now. To make this possible, powerful computers and omnipresent cameras capture data from all sources, which is then evaluated and analyzed with the help of algorithms. Ratings of how likely we are to commit a crime are attached to our personae. Computers spit out lists of tomorrow’s criminals. But what if the data is wrong or biased? How can we be guilty of things we haven’t done? PRE-CRIME travels to Chicago, London, Paris, Berlin, and other places to show predictive policing techniques in action, to investigate their opportunities and dangers and to meet people who use them and those who have been their victims. Who is – and who isn’t – protected by the algorithm? PRE-CRIME is a wake up call for all of us. A science fiction scenario, both fascinating and scary, has arrived in our everyday life. Welcome to the real Minority Report.
Starring Robert McDaniel, Smurfz, Bilel Benbouzid
Director Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher