Emmy-Award Winning Director of The Social Dilemma, Jeff Orlowski, on the Invisible Dangers of Social Media
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In one of Netflix’s most highly watched documentaries of all time, The Social Dilemma, Director Jeff Orlowski exposed the disturbing extent to which all of us are being manipulated and controlled through the use of social media.

The film was a huge wake-up call for everyone in realizing the insidious implications of social media on our democracy, our culture, and our mental health.

In this episode of Stories of Transformation, we discuss why Jeff wanted to make this film, how exactly social media is a threat to our democracy, how the film has begun to influence policymakers, and what we can do as individuals to protect ourselves and future generations. Jeff also shares how he got into filmmaking, and the struggles of independent filmmaking in the context of his Sundance Award-Winning films, Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral.

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski served as director, producer, and cinematographer of the Sundance Award-Winning films, Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. He is a two-time Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, and founder of the award-winning production company Exposure Labs. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now one of the most-watched documentaries streaming on Netflix.

Connect with Jeff Orlowski

Website | Email: info@exposurelabs.com

Resources Mentioned

The Social Dilemma Film

Chasing Coral Film

Chasing Ice Film

Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Noble

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Production Credits

This podcast is produced and hosted by Baktash Ahadi

Audio Engineering by: Joseph Gangemi

Digital Marketing & Media by: Katherine An and Dana Drahos

Theme Music by: Qais Essar

Artwork by: Masheed Ahadi

Additional Music Credits

"Oceans of Magic" by Jon Gegelman


"Fortress" by Jonny Hughes


"Spiral" by Alon Peretz


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