Shalini Kantayya Returns To HOTDOCS W/ #TIKTOK, BOOM. #CANADIAN PREMIERE


WITH NOTES FROM PR AND HOTDOCS PR

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR SHALINI KANTAYYA RETURNS TO HOT DOCS WITH TIKTOK, BOOM.

CANADIAN PREMIERE ON MONDAY, MAY 2

New film continues filmmaker Shalini Kantayya‘s engagement in the space where technology meets, amplifies, and opposes our humanity; Follows her acclaimed documentary feature Coded Bias

    SYNOPSIS – TIKTOK, BOOM.

Dissecting one of the most influential platforms of the contemporary social media landscape, TikTok Boom examines the algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural influences and impact of the history-making app. This rigorous exploration balances a genuine interest in the TikTok community and its innovative mechanics with a healthy skepticism around the security issues, global political challenges, and racial biases behind the platform. A cast of Gen Z subjects, helmed by influencer Feroza Aziz, remains at its center, making this one of the most needed and empathetic films exploring what it means to be a digital native. 

https://variety.com/2022/film/reviews/tiktok-boom-review-sundance-film-festival-1235172380/ – ‘TikTok, Boom.’ Review: A Documentary Looks at How TikTok Is Changing the World

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR – SHALINI KANTAYYA

Director Shalini Kantayya, premiered TikTok, Boom at Sundance Film Festival 2022, after the world premiere of her critically acclaimed feature documentary Coded Bias at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She returns to SFFILM Festival and HotDocs this week. With this new work, Kantayya continues her engagement in the space where technology meets, amplifies, and opposes our humanity.IN-PERSON SCREENINGS & EVENTS AT HOT DOCS 2022

CANADIAN PREMIERE SCREENING
Monday, May 2 at 6:30 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Followed by the BIG IDEAS conversation:
It’s more than a social media platform—TikTok has taken the world by storm, becoming the world’s most downloaded app. TikTok, Boom. director Shalini Katanyya is joined by Deja Foxx and Harvard University PhD candidate Avriel Epps-Darling for a conversation about the rise and impact of TikTok and what it means for tech companies, regulators, audiences and the creators that have become its stars. Hosted by Hannah Sung, journalist and co-founder of Media Girlfriends.

Thursday, May 5 at 11:30 am
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Saturday, May 7 at 8:15 pm
Varsity 8
HOtdocs
DIRECTED BY: SHALINI KANTAYYA
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
2022
USA
ENGLISH
AUDIO DESCRIPTIONCLOSED CAPTIONS
CANADIAN PREMIERE
91 MINUTES

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