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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Credits

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

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Adrienne Collatos
Gun Shy Productions LLC
adrienne@gunshyproductions.com
617-721-4209

Publicity Contact:

Adrienne Collatos
adrienne@gunshyproductions.com
6177214209

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 1

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

German, English, Arabic

Runtime:

16:30 mins