‘The Social Dilemma’ Director Says Tech Regulation “Completely Wanted” – The Hollywood Reporter
A new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen podcast features the filmmakers behind The Social Dilemma, a seven-time Emmy-nominated documentary that explores the dark side of social media.
The Social Dilemma was published on Netflix and received Emmy nominations for outstanding documentary or non-fiction specials, as well as in the categories of writing, directing, editing, cinematography, music and sound editing.
Director Jeff Orlowski, producer Larissa Rhodes and editor Davis Coombe are featured in this behind the screen chat.
“Political polarization has become the de facto result of this [social media] Technology and is a threat to our democracy. We can’t make this country work if people just listen to things that best suit their moods and ideology, ”says Orlowski, adding that they have spoken to more than 80 politicians since the documentary was made and“ we have “I hear more and more that politicians are very concerned about this. You feel and see the polarization every day. It’s getting harder and harder to reach consensus. It is becoming more and more difficult to work on anything non-partisan. “
He added that he saw a bipartisan interest in addressing this issue. “They are still trying to figure out what can be done and how it can be done. But we are in a completely different place than we were a few years ago, ”says Orlowski. “This discussion is changing so quickly in Washington, in the EU and in international parliaments, and I think technical regulation will soon fall just because so many people realize that it is absolutely necessary.”
Hosted by THR Tech Editor Carolyn Giardina, behind the screen interviews with directors, cutters, cameramen and other talent behind the creation of features and episodic content.