Important film about social media usage will open teens' eyes.
The Social Dilemma is a 2020 documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and starring Tristan Harris, Vincent Kartheiser, Skyler Gisondo, Jason Lanier, Jeff Seilbert, and Sandy Parakilas.
Language(2/5): Two uses of "s**t", multiple uses of "god" in vain, and one use of "damn phone" and "what the hell". Some protest posters in the background have swear words, but they flash by quick.
Sex(3/5): Discussion about sexual violation and abuse are infrequent but apparent. Worries about girls' bodily appearance involve mild discussion about insensitive trends. About a 2-minute discussion about the p*doph*le ring Pizzagate, with in depth talks about but no actual explanation about what p*doph*lia is. Lots of flirting.
Drinking, Drugs, And Smoking: A brief weed reference and comparisons to social media use being like a drug.
Violence(3/5): Lots of discussion about violent acts such as homicide and suicide, dangerous false news, destruction, assault, riots, bombings, terrorism, and fights. In one video, dead bodies are shown, and in another a car backs into a bunch of rioters, pushing one underneath.
Positive Messages(3/5): Messages about harnessing the good out of social media and not letting it control you, as well as freedom of speech.
Positive Role Models And Representations(4/5): Many speak valuable information and advice of how to control social media and manage your life, including those who work for the companies.
Watching Experience: Even though I mostly knew about the material being presented, one quote resonated with me: "It's the critics who are true optimists."
Quality(opinionated): A good showcase about the positives and negatives of social media usage, with valuable information and evidence portrayed.
For thematic material throughout including sensitive/suggestive material, violent images, and brief language.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness