HOT DOCS 2022 – DIRECTOR SHALINI KANTAYYA RETURNS WITH ‘TIKTOK, BOOM.’; Follows her acclaimed film ‘Coded Bias’

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

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. 

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

ONLINE SCREENINGS AT HOT DOCS 2022 ONLINE

Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm
Online streaming is available for five days.

For more information on the in-person and online screenings, please visit: https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2022/tiktok-boom

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