Anas v. the Giant

Anas v. the Giant

Anas Modamani arrived in Berlin in 2015 after making the trek from Syria and celebrated with a selfie he posted to Facebook. But his photo quickly became a ‘fake news’ post, going viral. Overnight, Anas found himself in the crosshairs of a geopolitical debate threatening everything he had built in his new home. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he brought a lawsuit against Facebook, one of the most powerful companies of our time. But what happened on his day in court?

In our new and rapidly evolving media ecosystem, the story of Anas Modamani offers an inside glimpse into the online fake news and hate speech scandals that have rocked the world over the last few years.

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Adrienne Collatos



Director: Adrienne Collatos
Producer: Adrienne Collatos, Karen K. H. Sim
Cinematographer: Martina Radwan
Editor: Leah Goudsmit
Music: Thomas Rutishauser
Principal Cast: Anas Modamani, Chan-Jo Jun
Additional Credits: Writer: Karen K. H. Sim, Associate Producer: Leah Goudsmit, Graphics & animation: Solgil Oh, Title Designer: Molly Schwartz


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Adrienne Collatos
Gun Shy Productions LLC
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Adrienne Collatos
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Documentary Short
Country: ["Germany"]
Language: German, English, Arabic
Runtime: 16:30 mins