Facebookistan

Jakob Gottschau

What is Facebook’s true face like? What hides behind Mark Zuckerberg’s baby face? This documentary tries - in vain - to put a face to the immensely popular company. Disillusioned users are spoken to. A shocking portrait of a pretty totalitarian organisation.

Which rules apply on Facebook and what happens when you break them? Filmmaker Jakob Gottschau spoke to people who found out, sometimes the hard way: a law school graduate found out that Facebook saved all his data, including the deleted items. A prize-winning Danish author tried to get the far-from-shocking nude photos from his book on hippies posted, to no avail - even though he was force-fed ads for porn sites. Drag queens received threats of account removal if they didn’t use their real names. Gottschau also spoke to social media and law experts. The only missing voice is Facebook’s. The organisation hides behind nameless buildings and vague statements. An attempt to gain insight into the world’s largest, most powerful social network that has dictatorial traits.

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Filmmaker
Jakob Gottschau
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Denmark
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
59
Language
English, Danish
Producer
Jakob Gottschau, Felicity Willetts
Production Company
Express TV-Produktion
Sales
DR International Sales
Cinematography
Jakob Gottschau, Emanuel Andreoli
Editor
Jens Pedersen
Sound Design
Lars Rasmussen
Music
Edmund Jolliffe, Julian Hamlin
Website
http://facebookistan.org