Film Screening: The Great Hack (2019)

Browning Cinema, Debartolo Performing Arts Center
6:00 p.m., November 22, 2019

Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous is scheduled to appear at 6:00 p.m. for a Q&A session before the 6:30 p.m. screening. 

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 Academy-Award nominees Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, this documentary 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.

Directors Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film that 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?

This event is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Debartolo Performing Arts Center.