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Screening of The Great Hack

Monday, March 2, 2020

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

Academy-Award nominees Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film. THE GREAT HACK forces us to question the origin of the information we consume daily. What do we give up when we tap that phone or keyboard and share ourselves in the digital age?

Watch the trailer here.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress

On March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Granoff Center The Great Hack producer Geralyn Dreyfous will join filmmakers Petra Costa (The Edge of Democracy) and  Lauren Greenfield (The Kingmaker) for a panel discussion on "Democracy in Peril Across the Globe," part of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress.