The Great Hack

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

“[A] deeply layered, ethically complex, disturbing and riveting documentary.” – Harvardwood

Screening in the series Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries 2020.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 113 minutes
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
  • Writer Karim Amer, Erin Barnett, Pedro Kos
  • Producer Karim Amer, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Judy Korin, Pedro Kos
  • Editor Erin Barnett, Carlos Rojas
  • Cinematographer Basil Childers, Ian Moubayed
  • Accessibility Closed Captioning, Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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