Chris Kennedy

Watching the Detectives

35 minutes, 16mm, color, silent, 2017

Immediately after the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013, amateur detectives took to the Internet chat rooms to try and find the culprits. Users on reddit, 4chan and other gathering spots poured over photographs uploaded to the sites, looking for any detail that might point to the guilt of potential suspects. Using texts and jpegs culled from these investigations, Watching the Detectives narrates the process of crowd sourcing culpability.

Reviews:
Michael Sicinski

Distribution:
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Selected Screenings:
Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 19-26, 2017