by Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
What happens when a criminal is found guilty of a crime that has not yet been committed? What sounds like science fiction à la MINORITY REPORT is in fact a worldwide reality. Analysis software, red-marked risk areas and lists of people flickering over computer screens – welcome to the world of modern-day policing. This investigative documentary offers a glance behind the scenes of predictive policing. How much freedom are we willing to give up to machine logics? Who do they protect and whom do they turn into criminals? And how much security can this type of surveillance actually offer? In cities such as Chicago, London, Paris, Munich and Berlin, we meet police investigators and data analysts, as well as the victims of a policing method that is as real as it is questionable.