Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Apr 12, 2023 6:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Community Collaborations
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Shalini Kantayya
Year Released:2022
Production Country:USA


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A Community Collaborations event presented by GreenState Credit Union

With virtual post-screening Q&A with director Shalini Kantayya 
Co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication

"You can run, but you can’t hide from the algorithms."—Josh Anderson, Wall Street Journal

What does it mean to be a digital native? TikTok, Boom. dissects the platform along myriad cross-sections—algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural—to explore the impact of the history-making app. Balancing a genuine interest in the community and its innovative mechanics with a healthy skepticism, delve into the security issues, global political challenges, and racial biases behind the platform. Featuring Gen Z influencers like Feroza Aziz, Spencer X, Deja Foxx, and Merrick Hanna.

About Shalini Kantayya

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya’s feature documentary Coded Bias premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She directed the season finale episode for the National Geographic television series Breakthrough, a series profiling trailblazing scientists transforming the future. Executive Produced by Ron Howard, it was broadcast globally in June 2017. Her debut feature film Catching the Sun, about the race for a clean energy future, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Catching the Sun released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award for Best Documentary.

Kantayya is a TED Fellow, a William J. Fulbright Scholar, and a finalist for the ABC Disney DGA Directing Program. She is an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox’s On the Lot, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood’s next great director.