It all began with the investigative documentary “Total Trust” by Jialing Zhang, which IMF, among others, is involved in as co-producer and which will be shown in cinemas across Germany from autumn 2023. Since its premiere in March 2023, the film has enjoyed great success at the world's most prestigious festivals. It sheds light on the surveillance system in China and reveals the consequences for citizens inside the country. The tools of surveillance technology are available everywhere in the world, including in democratic systems. And they are being used. "Total Trust" is therefore not only a film about the totalitarian system in China - it also holds a mirror up to the West.