Persuasion Machines

Persuasion Machines

Enter a smart living room that asks the question: are we in control of these machines or are they in control of us? The filmmakers of "The Great Hack" use mixed reality and surveillance technologies to bring to life the invisible world of data.

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Karim Amer

Guvenc Ozel


Directors: Karim Amer, Guvenc Ozel
Executive Producer: Geralyn Dreyfous, Sarah Johnson, Marni Grossman, Jehane Noujaim, Marc Alba
Producer: Ricky Berrin, Jess Engel, Danielle Oexman, Elizabeth Woodward
Screenwriter: Karim Amer, Daniel Claridge, Bits Sola
Editor: Daniel Claridge
Sound Designer: Tom Paul
Music: Gil Talmi
Principal Cast:, Bits Sola
Additional Credits: Benjamin Ennemoser: Creative Technologist, Tyson Phillips: VR Engineer


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Adam Segal
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Sci-Fi
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Cinema
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 13 mins