TikTok, Boom – Thursday, March 23rd

Co-presented with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Roxbury International Film Festival

Directed by Shalini Kantayya, documentary, English, USA, 97 minutes, 2022.

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. Discussion with director Shalini Kantayya to follow. POC, W, SJ

SCREENINGS WILL BE HELD ON THURS., MARCH 23RD AT 7PM IN THE BRIGHT FAMILY SCREENING ROOM. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM.

TICKETS NO LONGER REQUIRED. 

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