“Leaving his pregnant wife at home in London, director David Bond takes his camera on the run, trying to evade capture for 30 days from private investigators hired to track him down. Trawling through social networking websites and state and commercial databases, and utilising mobile phone tracking technology, the investigators are soon hot on the trail, probing into the most minute details of David’s family life. With the film demonstrating the staggering amount of information about our lives available in the public domain, notions of a surveillance state suddenly seem all too real.”
On April 29, after the premiere of Erasing David there will be a live Q&A from the Brixton Ritzy that will get beamed to the other Picture House screens. The debate will be about civil liberties and surveillance, and will be hosted by Will Self. The panel members will include director David Bond, director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti, MP David Davis, Phil Booth of NO2ID and composer Michael Nyman. Questions can be submitted on the night via text message.
Erasing David will also be screening on More4 on May 4 at 10pm. Afterward, there will be a live online debate with David and the private investigators who tracked him down.