Tag: Documentary

Facebook calls Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ sensationalist

  • Facebook released a blog post on Friday attacking the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”
  • Facebook said the film buries nuanced discussion in “sensationalism” and uses social media platforms as a scapegoat for complex societal problems like political polarization.
  • Oxford University psychologist Prof. Andrew Przybylski told Business Insider he broadly agreed with Facebook’s argument.
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Facebook is taking on a Netflix documentary about the dark side of social media, saying it buries the truth in sensationalism.

“The Social Dilemma” started streaming on Netflix on September 9, and Facebook put out a blog post on Friday addressing the film. “We should have conversations about the impact of social media on our lives. But ‘The Social Dilemma’ buries the substance in sensationalism,” Facebook writes.

“Rather than offer a nuanced look at technology, it gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient

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Producer Angel Amigo Brings Courtroom Sketch Tech to ETA Documentary ‘Voices From the Imperfect Past’

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Basque filmmaker Ángel Amigo has drawn inspiration from courtroom sketch techniques for his documentary “Voces del pasado imperfecto” (Voices From the Imperfect Past), about the 1970 trial of ETA militants in Burgos, Spain under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Making a virtue out of necessity, because of the lack of visual material, the documentary applies courtroom sketch techniques by graphic designer Unai Guerra, and adds trial session audio recordings made by defense lawyers.

The doc is contextualized with chronicles by international press correspondents covering the event alongside radio reports by Radio Paris and Radio España Independiente, broadcast from exile.

“The documentary will be a recognition of the work of the lawyers and the professionalism of the correspondents,” said Amigo, who doubles as “Voices” writer-director.

A standout producer of key titles from a brief but vibrant

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