State of Control is a bold feature-length documentary that follows two American filmmakers as they travel undercover documenting Tibetan activists' human rights struggle against the Chinese governments police state. The filmmakers journey takes them through India and Nepal and into the most remote and conflicted regions of Tibet during a full-scale media shutdown. A dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds as secret police maintain 24-hour surveillance of the filmmakers. All their moves are followed, leading to hotel break-ins, equipment theft, and cyber-hacking and spying. Working with leading cyber security experts, the filmmakers realize they are but one small piece of a global cyber crime wave that has impacted Google, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, a number of Fortune 100 companies, and even the White House.
“[The film] should be a wake-up call to all Americans and especially those in the media and entertainment industries. Nobody is off-limits.”—The directors of State of Control, The Hollywood Reporter