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The Social Dilemma ()


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Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

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  • Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.
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Cast

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Self - Google, Former Design Ethicist / Center for Humane Technology, Co-Founder
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Self - Twitter, Former Executive / Serial Tech Entrepreneur
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Self - Instagram, Early Team
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Self - Google, Former Experience Design Consultant / Author - Automating Humanity
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Self - Facebook, Former Operations Manager / Uber, Former Product Manager
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Self - YouTube, Former Engineer / IntuitiveAI, CEO / AlgoTransparency, Founder
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Self - Apple, Former Director of Corporate PR / Google, Former Corporate Communications
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Self - Firefox & Mozilla Labs, Former Employee / Center for Humane Technology, Co-Founder / Inventor, Infinite Scroll
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Self - Twitter, Former Senior VP of Engineering
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Self - Facebook, Former Executive / Pinterest, Former President / Moment, CEO
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Self - Facebook, Former Engineer / Google, Former Engineer / Asana, Co-Founder
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Self - NVIDIA, Former Product Manager / Mindful Schools, Former Executive Director / Center for Humane Technology, Co-Founder (as Randima 'Randy' Fernando)
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Self - Founding Father of Virtual Reality / Computer Scientist
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Self - Facebook, Early Investor / Venture Capitalist
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Self - Harvard Business School, Professor Emeritus / Author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (as Shoshana Zuboff Ph.D.)
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Self - Stanford University, School of Medicine, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine (as Dr. Anna Lembke)
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Self - Anna's Son (as James Lembke)
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Self - Anna's Daughter (as Mary Lembke)
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Self - NYU Stern School of Business, Social Psychologist / Author, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (as Jonathan Haidt Ph.D.)
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Self - Data Scientist / Author, Weapons of Math Destruction (as Cathy O'Neil Ph.D.)
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Self - NYU School of Law, Adjunct Professor / A.I. Now Institute, Director of Policy Research
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Self - Stanford Internet Observatory, Research Manager / Data for Democracy, Former Head of Policy (as Renée DiResta)
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Self - Human Rights Watch, Former Senior Internet Researcher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Korey David ...
Vlogger 3 (as Korey David Rahrle)
Jeff DuMont ...
Self - Protester
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Angry Protester
Kristina Fountaine ...
Police Officer
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Rebecca
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Mom
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Ben
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Step-Dad
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Isla
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Angry Protester
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Cassandra
Sheevani Ignasinski ...
Teacher
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Advertising A.I. / Engagement A.I. / Growth A.I.
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Student
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Angry Protester
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Teacher
Richard Lucchese ...
Vincent Kartheiser Body Double
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Angry Protester
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Vincent Kartheiser Body Double
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Background (as Ena O'Rourke)
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Angry Protester
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Police Officer
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Vlogger 1
Jade Ryin ...
Anonymous Coder
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High School Student
Sergio Villarreal ...
Luiz
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Angry Protester
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Vlogger 2
Emi Zerr ...
Ben's Ex-Girlfriend
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Angry Protester (uncredited)
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Angry Protestor (uncredited)
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Angry Protester (uncredited)
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Angry Protester (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeff Orlowski

Written by

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Davis Coombe ... ()
 
Vickie Curtis ... ()
 
Jeff Orlowski ... ()

Produced by

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Hallee Adelman ... executive producer
Jill Ahrens ... executive producer
Ryan Ahrens ... executive producer
Leslie Berriman ... contributing producer
Nancy Blachman ... contributing producer
David Boies ... co-executive producer
Lou Buglioli ... co-executive producer
David J. Cornfield ... executive producer
Linda A. Cornfield ... executive producer
Gus Deardoff ... additional funding partner
Ken Grossinger ... co-executive producer
Donna Gruneich ... contributing producer
Kevin Gruneich ... contributing producer
Bruce Heavin ... executive producer
Ivy Herman ... executive producer
Shannon O'Leary Joy ... co-executive producer
Micheline Klagsbrun ... co-executive producer
Laurie Lennard ... executive producer (as Laurie David)
Nion McEvoy ... contributing producer
Natalie Orfalea ... co-executive producer
Stacey Piculell ... co-producer
Heather Reisman ... executive producer
Ben Renzo ... executive producer
Larissa Rhodes ... producer
Robina Riccitiello ... contributing producer
Shawna Schultz ... animation executive producer: Mass FX Media
David Stone ... co-executive producer
Andrea van Beuren ... contributing producer
Lynda Weinman ... executive producer
Daniel Wright ... co-producer

Music by

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Mark A. Crawford ... (as Mark Crawford)

Cinematography by

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John Behrens
Jonathan Pope

Film Editing by

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Davis Coombe

Editorial Department

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Patrick Behan ... additional editorial assistant
Kevin Allen Caby ... on-line editor
Anthony M. Campagna ... digital intermediate online editor: Final Frame (as Anthony Campagna)
Katie Cook ... additional editorial assistant
Will Cox ... digital intermediate executive producer: digital intermediate colorist: Final Frame
Tim Kaminski ... additional editorial assistant
Drew Kilgore ... digital intermediate manager: digital intermediate online editor: Final Frame
Forrest Lotterhos ... additional editorial assistant
Tessa Malsam ... assistant editor
Sandy Patch ... digital intermediate technical supervisor: Final Frame
Laurie Polisky ... additional editorial assistant
Caitlin Tartaro ... digital intermediate producer: Final Frame
Dave Wruck ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jenny Jue

Production Design by

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Adam Wheatley

Set Decoration by

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Amie Bordelon
Taylor Jean

Costume Design by

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Suzie Ford
Melissa Karsh

Makeup Department

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Agnese Cabala ... hair department head
Marina Coria ... makeup department head
Marcelo Donari ... makeup artist
Renee Espinoza ... makeup artist
Stephanie Lane ... makeup artist
Paige Kayla Miller ... hair department head
Oksana Starling ... makeup department head
Jennifer Swift ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Sarah Keo ... production coordinator
Stacey Piculell ... post-production supervisor
Stephanie Stanziano ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jameson Connors ... second second assistant director
Corey Crandall ... second assistant director
Travis LaSalle ... first assistant director
Micah Steele ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Danni He Ault ... Art Coordinator
Simon Barker ... graphic designer
Patrick Behan ... additional graphic design
Matt Cervantes ... leadman
Jeffrey Chaney ... leadman
Guyang Chen-Ware ... additional graphic design
Andres Del Valle ... storyboard artist
Jack Denham ... art production assistant
Brooks Fairley ... set dresser
Joe Fechter ... set dresser
Danielle Gaito ... set designer
Caitlin Goodbar ... set dresser
Tony Gordon ... carpenter
Maximino Guardado ... painter
Brendan Heffernan ... concept artist
Ralph Herscu ... property master
Hailee Jacobs ... assistant set decorator
Yoyo Li ... art production assistant
Alberto Moreno ... set dresser
Eric Newcombe ... set designer
Nick Nocera ... set designer
Ivan Pavletic ... (segment " ") set dresser
Leaf River ... set designer
Craig Shoji ... additional concept artist
Matthew Thompson ... set designer

Sound Department

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Michael Alcantara ... Audio Description Recordist
Jim Brennan ... boom operator
Jason Butler ... foley mixer
Danny Caccavo ... digital editorial support
Davis Coombe ... sound recordist
Matt Corliss ... additional production sound
Mark A. Crawford ... sound recordist
Gedeon Depauw ... additional production sound
Crow Duemig ... boom operator
Doug Dunderdale ... additional production sound
Andrea Gard ... foley artist
Richard Gould ... Supervising Sound Editor
Steven D. Grothe ... Audio Playback Operator
Jerry Henry ... additional production sound
Dusty Jermier ... Engineering Services
Traynor Katzer ... client services
Scott R. Lewis ... Re-Recording Mixer
Brian Long ... Engineering Services
Josh Lowden ... general manager
Jessie Marek ... boom operator / production sound mixer
Baili Martin ... additional production sound
Derek McGinley ... Assistant Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Morris ... Head of Engineering
Jonathan Null ... Head of Production (as Jon Null)
David Peifer ... digital editorial support
Carrie Perry ... scheduling
Mike Peters ... Post-Production Finance Manager
Ivan Piesh ... digital editorial support
Daniela Pontoriero ... Post-Production Sound Accountant
Eva Porter ... client services
Larissa Rhodes ... sound recordist
Dave Schaaf ... production sound mixer
Anthony Smith ... additional production sound
James Spencer ... dialogue editor
Kim Tillman ... client services
Richard Gould ... sound designer (uncredited)

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Jai Bhatia ... chief technology officer: Ingenuity Studios
Stephen Bollinger ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Vanni Brighella ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Brandon Burzawa ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Carolyn Bush ... media producer: Mass FX Media
Eric Chang ... comp coordinator: Ingenuity Studios
Brad Clapper ... digital compositor
Sean Colby ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Sarah Dunton ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Michael Hall ... associate producer: Ingenuity Studios
Anna Harari ... cg coordinator: Ingenuity Studios
Julie Henninger ... visual effects compositor: Mass FX Media
Tatiana Jones ... visual effects editor: Mass FX
Matthew Kearney ... chief operating officer: Ingenuity Studios
Breece Kelsey ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX Media
Ben Kiviat ... VFX: Final Frame
Christian Klein ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
David Lebensfeld ... visual effects supervisor
Aaron Lenius ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX Media
Joel MacCluskey ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX Media
Maxim Maevschi ... illustrator: Mass FX: Illustrations by
Christopher Martinez ... vfx editor: Ingenuity Studios
Grant Miller ... visual effects supervisor
L.C. Miranda ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX
Matthew Poliquin ... visual effects supervisor: Ingenuity Studios
Alex Popkin ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Ashish Raisinghani ... visual effects editor
Jon Rom ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX Media
Ak Roy ... visual effects artist
Kyle Sarvas ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Lidia Scarlat ... illustration producer: Mass FX Media
Matt Schultz ... creative director: Mass FX Media
Shawna Schultz ... executive producer: Mass FX Media
Jared Schwartz ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
S.J. Rogers Smith ... VFX: Final Frame (as Sean R. Smith) / visual effects artist
Viviana Torrellas ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios (as viviana torrellas vega)
Gabriel A. Valbuena ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Chloe Valdecantos ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Christopher A. Vazquez ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios (as Christopher Vazquez)
Ryan Walker ... motion designer and animator: Mass FX
Jeff Werner ... head of production: Ingenuity Studios
Taos Whittaker ... digital artist: Ingenuity Studios
Zachary Wise ... digital compositor: Ingenuity Studios

Stunts

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Carlos Leos ... stunt performer
Chase Penny ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brook Aitken ... Aerial Cinematographer
Cyrus Amini ... key grip
Kevin Andrews ... Steadicam Operator / first assistant camera / steadicam operator
Jonathan Arturo ... first assistant camera
Rebecca Barron ... interatron operator
Zachary Bartlett ... key grip
Team Bashet ... gaffer
Jon Bass ... key grip
Patrick Behan ... Additional Camera / additional camera
Jan Beran ... Milo Assistant
Tom Bergmann ... camera operator
Doug Birdsell ... video assist operator
Jason Blalock ... camera operator
Jonathan Bowerbank ... first assistant camera
Connor Boyle ... best boy grip / key grip
Rodney Brinkley ... key grip
Tom Chaves ... gaffer
Davis Coombe ... additional camera
Matt Corliss ... additional camera
Mark A. Crawford ... camera operator
Andrew Eckmann ... additional camera
Ted Endres ... first assistant camera
Rick Ewald ... video assist operator
Zachary Fink ... camera operator
Jordan Garry ... first assistant camera
Max Goldberg ... best boy grip
Justin Griesinger ... key grip
Alan Hamilton ... grip & electric swing
Kyle Hanus ... first assistant camera / second assistant camera: Los Angeles unit
Kimman Harmon ... additional camera
Caleb Harris ... secondary lighting technician
Jerry Henry ... additional camera
Graham Hill ... Aerial Cinematographer
Brian Johnson ... gaffer
Ethan Johnson ... camera operator / first assistant camera
Ernie Kunze ... key grip
Mike Langford ... first assistant camera
Drew Levin ... camera operator
Tessa Malsam ... data management
Dominic Mann ... additional camera
Kenneth Marc ... key grip
Tristan Moffatt ... key grip
Chris Morgan ... key grip
Peder Morgenthaler ... video assist operator
Hallie Neely ... key grip
Chris Nickerson ... key grip
Jeff Orlowski ... camera operator
Scott Park ... best boy electric
Conchita Perales ... interatron operator
Ken Perham ... gaffer
Dane Peterson ... key grip
Martina Radwan ... additional camera
Eugene Reyes ... video assist operator
Rafael Reyes ... still photographer
Larissa Rhodes ... additional camera
Zack Richard ... additional camera
John M. Roche ... gaffer (New York Unit)
Robert Royds ... additional camera
Dylan Rumney ... gaffer / key grip
Morgan Schmidt-Feng ... additional camera
Matt Schultz ... camera operator
Shawna Schultz ... camera operator
Luke Seerveld ... gaffer
Dean Snodgrass ... camera operator / first assistant camera
Conor Daniel Soules ... gaffer (as Conor Soules)
Matthew Staver ... still photographer
Mitch Stelling ... key grip
Megaera Stephens ... first assistant camera: new york unit
Jason Tahara ... gaffer
Trevor Teitjen ... best boy electric
Trevor Tietjen ... best boy grip / key grip
Chris Toth ... Milo Programmer
Zach Trout ... best boy electric
Stefan Weisan ... additional camera
Daniel Wright ... data management
Dave Wruck ... data management
Brendan Young ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Tiffany Caprine ... extras casting: Additional Photography
John Crockett ... casting associate
Shauna Earp ... casting associate
Annie Hamilton ... Casting Director: Colorado
Brian McCulley ... casting associate
Brandon Shaffer ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Katie Chesne ... costume assistant
Audrey Cook ... set costumer
Morgan Gannes ... costume assistant
Sarah Stark ... costume assistant
Sierra Voss ... set costumer

Location Management

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Rachel Euser ... additional location manager
Daniel Wright ... additional location manager
Tyler Young ... location manager

Music Department

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Patricia Applegate-Loetz ... vocals
Conor Abbott Brown ... arranger / music co-producer
Johanna L. Burian ... horn
Aniel Cabán ... viola
Giselle Collazo ... vocals
Mark A. Crawford ... piano
Rob Gedelian ... thanks
Maxim Karlik ... special thanks
Jieun Lee ... piano
Chad E. Mathis ... bass guitar
Jeanne McAdara ... vocals
Renée Hemsing Patten ... violin
Félix Petit ... violin
Jonathan Sadler ... vibraphone
Jake Saunders ... cello
Leslee Smucker ... violin
Lauren Spaulding ... viola
Erik Swanson ... thanks
Eric Thorin ... upright bass
Mark Venezia ... recorded and mixed by / slide guitar
Richard Gould ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Laura Jean Bransky ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Samantha Adler ... campaign strategist: Exposure Labs
Kewhum Allen ... location security
Caroline Beaton ... impact operations coordinator: Exposure Labs
Aries Bedgood ... location security
Deena Biewend ... On Location Education Coordinator
Alan Chan ... chief of staff: Exposure Labs
Polly Cheng ... tax and accounting services
Dean Christopherson ... police prop car handler (as Sergeant Dean Christopherson)
Amory Clarizio ... caterer
Seth Cohen ... insurance services
Sam Cook ... location security
Sara Cottle ... operations coordinator: Exposure Labs
Thomas Crandall ... production assistant
Casey Daugherty ... production assistant
Hobson Feltus ... production assistant
Victoria Fennessy ... Clearance Counsel
Bradley Fulton ... production assistant
Allison Gallagher ... tax and accounting services
Fred Gluck ... location food prep
Taneha Gonzalez ... payroll
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel
Bre Graziano ... community engagement manager: Exposure Labs
Joan Hobbs ... operations manager
Julia Hoppock ... impact producer: Exposure Labs
Forest Hostetter ... Animal Wrangler
Holly Huff ... studio teacher
Keri Kassing ... production assistant
Aline Kloeppel ... set medic
Daniela Kriston ... Engineer
Natasha Lagrone ... production assistant
Simone Lapidus ... production assistant
Gabriella Levandowski ... production assistant
Kalese Lund ... caterer
Bradley Mason ... production assistant
Jakob Montoya-Keller ... production assistant
Loulu Nevy ... production assistant
Sam O'Malley ... production assistant
Tim Overall ... security coordinator
Erik Paulsrud ... production assistant
Betsy Pearce ... transcription services
Chris Perez ... production counsel
Stacey Piculell ... archival research and clearances
Aza Raskin ... Digital Avatar Concept by
Amanda Reyes ... key production assistant
Andrea Rhodes ... location food prep
Jennifer Richesson ... transcription services
Jenna Richter ... intern: Exposure Labs
Sequoia Rosewood ... production assistant
Gary E Schreiber ... tax and accounting services
Wesley Schultz ... caterer
Christine Sheffield ... caterer
Desireé Simpson ... caterer
Rashad Sisemore ... production assistant
Paul Sklar ... set medic
John Smith ... location security
Maxwell Smith ... production assistant
Megha Agrawal Sood ... director of programs: Exposure Labs
Brandon Speakman ... production assistant
Max Steinman ... director of campaigns: Exposure Labs
Troy Steinmetz ... production assistant
Gary Stevens ... location security
Jennifer Tremblay ... caterer
George Villarreal ... set medic
Elliott Walker ... production assistant
Michael Wallace ... production assistant
Meghan Welsch ... director of screenings: Exposure Labs
Samantha Wright ... additional campaign strategy: Exposure Labs
Sue Forward Wristen ... bookkeeping
Yang Yang ... production assistant

Thanks

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Sam Abdelhamid ... special thanks
Andrew Ackerman ... thanks
Brian Acton ... thanks
Bill Adams ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Olivia Ahnemann ... special thanks
Patricia Akre ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Francesco Albinati ... thanks
Karim Amer ... special thanks
Jerry Aronson ... special thanks
Ben Babbitt ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Meg Babbitt ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Brandon Badillo ... thanks
Joshua Badura ... thanks
James Balog ... special thanks
Suzanne Balog ... special thanks
Adam Bannister ... thanks
Kelly Baug ... thanks
Kate Behan ... thanks
Jason Michael Berman ... special thanks
Josh Bowerman ... thanks
Chelsea Braun ... thanks
Katherine Brothers ... special thanks
Jeffrey Brown ... thanks
Keele Burgin ... thanks
Tom Carr ... special thanks
Dan Carver ... thanks
Clea Chang ... special thanks
Tom Chi ... special thanks
Kristina Chiu ... thanks
Emily Choi ... thanks
Brooke Clinton ... special thanks
Dan Cogan ... special thanks
Lisa Cohen ... special thanks
Jack Conte ... special thanks
Kate Cook ... thanks
Naomi Coombe ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Wyeth Coombe ... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Cooper ... special thanks
Houston Costa ... special thanks
Dick Costolo ... special thanks
Brenda Coughlin ... special thanks
David Courier ... special thanks
Janet Crawford ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Crawford ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jeff Cressman ... thanks
Dan Ryan ... thanks
Bryce Daniels ... thanks
Jayatri Das ... thanks (as Jayatri Das, PhD)
Alexis DeJarnette ... thanks
André Des Rochers ... special thanks
Katie Doering ... special thanks
David Dorsett ... thanks
Jake Drake ... thanks
Geralyn White Dreyfous ... special thanks
Paula DuPré Pesmen ... special thanks
Annie Eastman ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Yaël Eisenstat ... special thanks
Susie Ellis ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Dan English ... thanks
Britta Erickson ... special thanks
Christian Erickson ... thanks
Heather Falenski ... thanks
Charlotte Fedders ... special thanks
Alyssa Fedele ... thanks
Kristin Feeley ... special thanks
Randy Fernando ... special thanks
Aspen Ideas Festival ... special thanks
Andrew Fetter ... thanks
Kat Brown Financial ... thanks
Beadie Finzi ... special thanks
Renata Foucre ... special thanks
Lynn Fox ... special thanks
Andrew Frank ... thanks
Maxyne Franklin ... special thanks
Ali Fujino ... special thanks
Frank Fusco ... special thanks
Fred Gluck ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Megan Gorman ... special thanks
Martha Grazier ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Justin Greenstein ... thanks
Shawna Grismer ... special thanks
Cheryna Guzman ... thanks
Curtis Hagedorn ... thanks
Colleen Haikes ... special thanks
Abby Hall ... special thanks
Tristan Harris ... special thanks
Kyle Hartelt ... thanks
Alana Hauser ... special thanks
Don Hobbs ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Almina Hodek ... thanks
John Holste ... thanks
Brody Huber ... thanks
Griffin Huber ... thanks
Jeff Huber ... thanks
Emilia Hubert ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Steven Hubert ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Chris Hughes ... special thanks
John Hutchins ... thanks
Tabitha Jackson ... special thanks
Ryan C Jaeger ... thanks
Jim Jannard ... special thanks
Misha Jannard ... special thanks
David Jay ... special thanks
Colby Jensen ... thanks
Ali Johnes ... special thanks
Dean E. Johnsen ... thanks (as Dean Johnson)
Jill Johnson ... special thanks
Eliza Johnston ... thanks
Brian Jones ... thanks
Caroline Jones ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Daejione Jones ... thanks
Bari Joy-Epstein ... thanks
Jane Kachmer ... special thanks
Brad Kahland ... thanks
Atara Kelman ... thanks
Alice Kembel ... special thanks
George Kembel ... special thanks
Sharon Kempner ... special thanks
Corbie Kiernan ... special thanks
Kathy Klemens ... thanks
Janine Kolasinski ... special thanks
Judy Korin ... thanks
Amy Krafft ... special thanks
David Krippendorf ... thanks
Aleksa Kurbalija ... thanks
Dawn Lafond ... thanks
Emiliano Lake-Herrera ... thanks
Chloe Lang ... thanks
Jenna Lebowitz ... thanks
Anna Lembke ... thanks
Rebecca Lendl ... special thanks
Caroline Libresco ... special thanks
Kim Lightbody ... thanks (as Kim Lightbody & The New School)
Garrett Lindsay ... thanks
Jovian Lopes ... thanks
Suz Loshin ... special thanks
Jonathan Machen ... thanks
Bill Maher ... thanks
Kristal Mallookis ... thanks
Dan Malsam ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Blake Manship ... thanks
Brianna Manzelli ... thanks
Abigail Marcus ... thanks
Isabel Marin ... special thanks
Julie Markham ... thanks
Jacob Maxmin ... thanks
Cammie McCaleb ... thanks
Cara Mertes ... special thanks
Burke Miles ... thanks
Chip Miles ... thanks
Gloria Miller ... thanks
Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs ... special thanks
Mark Monroe ... special thanks
Eutimia Montoya ... thanks (as Eutimia Cruz Montoya)
Brett Morgen ... thanks
Chris Motyl ... special thanks
Julia Nelson ... special thanks
Jason Newman ... special thanks
Jehane Noujaim ... special thanks
Philip Odegard ... the producers wish to thank (as Philip)
Billy Offer ... special thanks
Juanita Onzaga ... thanks
John Orlowski ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Tiffany Orlowski ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Victoria Orlowski ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Gaia Orr ... thanks
Gina Papabeis ... thanks
Sandy Parakilas ... special thanks
Chris Parker ... special thanks
Alexander Patel ... thanks
Cassia Patel ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Holden Payne ... special thanks
Ed Peele ... thanks
Curt Pesmen ... special thanks
Jennifer Peters ... special thanks
Hannah Peterson ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Cardenio Petrucci ... thanks
Rob Piculell ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Adam Pierce ... thanks
Ellee Pitman ... thanks
Keri Putnam ... special thanks
Diane Moy Quon ... special thanks (as Diane Quon)
Joshua Rabinowitz ... special thanks
Deanna Ragsdale ... thanks
Joan Randall ... thanks
Aza Raskin ... special thanks
Jenny Raskin ... special thanks
Jason Rau ... thanks (as Jason Rau & Camera Control)
Bruce Reed ... special thanks
Andrea Rhodes ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Dustin Rhodes ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kathleen Rhodes ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jenna Richter ... thanks
Andrew Rodgers ... special thanks
Guy Rolnik ... thanks
Rena Ronson ... special thanks
Andrea Rossi ... thanks
Grace Royer ... special thanks: Sold By
Sean Ruggeri ... special thanks
Marco Sandoval ... special thanks
Shirley Saraga ... special thanks
Isaac Savitz ... thanks
Jillian Schiralli ... thanks
Daniel Schmachtenberger ... special thanks
Ellen Schneider ... special thanks
Heather Schrock ... thanks
Jess Search ... special thanks
Kayla Simmering ... thanks
Alex Simon ... special thanks
Marc H. Simon ... special thanks (as Marc Simon)
Julie Smith ... thanks
Jocelyn Solis ... thanks
Rebecca Sosa ... special thanks
Zach St. Louis ... special thanks
Sarah Steele ... special thanks
Alan Steinheimer ... thanks
Jim Steyer ... special thanks
Pireeni Sundaralingam ... special thanks
Alieen Sweeney ... Thanks: Skywalker Sound (as Aileen Sweeney)
Becca Theodore ... thanks
Brittany Tobin ... thanks
Claire Tremblay ... thanks
Alex Turney ... thanks
John Van Wyck ... thanks
Caroline von Kuhn ... special thanks
Glenn Webb ... thanks
Cailleach Dé Weingart-Ryan ... special thanks
Carla Weinheimer ... thanks
Daniel Weisfield ... thanks
Bernadette Williams ... thanks
Marsha Williams ... special thanks
Matt Windholz ... special thanks
Gretchen Wittkowski ... thanks
Hannah Wold ... special thanks
Steve Wolff ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Dawn V. Woollen ... thanks (as Dawn Woollen)
Jack Wright ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kelly Wright ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Natalie Wright ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Olivia Wright ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Teresa Wright ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kerry Yamaguchi ... thanks (as Commander Kerry Yamaguchi)
Shuling Yong ... special thanks
Kim Yutani ... special thanks
Colby Zintl ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2020) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Taglines The technology that connects us also controls us. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Derrière nos écrans de fumée (France)
  • Das Dilemma mit den sozialen Medien (Germany)
  • El dilema de las redes (Spain)
  • 智能社會:進退兩難 (Taiwan)
  • Derrière nos écrans de fumée (Canada, French title)
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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jeff Orlowski was a heavy Facebook user before making the film. He's not now. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #3.192 (2020). See more »
Crazy Credits "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse." - Sophocles See more »
Quotes Justin Rosenstein - Facebook, Former Engineer: We live in a world in which a tree is worth more, financially, dead than alive, in a world in which a whale is worth more dead than alive. For so long as our economy works in that way and corporations go unregulated, they're going to continue to destroy trees, to kill whales, to mine the earth, and to continue to pull oil out of the ground, even though we know it is destroying the planet and we know that it's going to leave a worse world for future generations. This is short-term thinking based on this religion of profit at all costs, as if somehow, magically, each corporation acting in its selfish interest is going to produce the best result. This has been affecting the environment for a long time. What's frightening, and what hopefully is the last straw that will make us wake up as a civilization to how flawed this theory has been in the first place, is to see that now we're the tree, we're the whale. Our attention can be mined. We are more profitable to a corporation if we're spending time staring at a screen, staring at an ad, than if we're spending that time living our life in a rich way. And so, we're seeing the results of that. We're seeing corporations using powerful artificial intelligence to outsmart us and figure out how to pull our attention toward the things they want us to look at, rather than the things that are most consistent with our goals and our values and our lives.
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