Jakob Gottschau (DK, 2015)

Facebookistan (Jakob Gottschau, DK, 2015)

The documentary film examines the paradox of our number-one social media: encouraging us to share, it doesn't share back. Facebook has collected huge amounts of information about all of us, and we have voluntarily allowed Facebook to use this information. Yet we know very little about Facebook. The film aims to provide a new understanding of how Facebook governs the world's biggest public space for discourse.


Basic information

Danish titleFacebookistan
DirectorJakob Gottschau
ScreenplayJakob Gottschau
Director of PhotographyJakob Gottschau
Online release2015-12-11
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, German, Turkey
Duration59 min.
Production companyExpress TV-Produktion ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all
Find morehttp://facebookistan.org/

Full credits

Jakob GottschauDirection
Emanuel AndreoliAssistant director
Jakob GottschauScreenplay
Jakob GottschauProducer
Ben LewisConsultant
Jakob ThuesenConsultant
Jesper OsmundConsultant
Jakob GottschauCinematographer
Emanuel Andreoli1st assistant camera
David Donnenfield1st assistant camera
Edmund JoliffeComposer
Julian HamlinComposer
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Documentary Award:
Jakob Gottschau
Express TV-Produktion ApS
Felicity Willetts
2017 Moscow Int. Documentary. Doker 2017

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Moscow Int. Documentary. Doker 18-05-2017
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 10-03-2017
Sibiu, Astra Film Festival 17-10-2016
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2016
Bergen International Film festival 20-09-2016
Dokufest Prizren 05-08-2016
Giffoni Film Festival 15-07-2016
Warszawa, Against Gravity 13-05-2016
San Sebastian human rights film festival 15-04-2016
ZagrebDox 21-02-2016
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2016
CPH:DOX 06-11-2015
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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