Jakob Gottschau, Denmark, 2015

59 min.DK/Documentary

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 Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Facebookistan
Danish title Facebookistan
Keywords Privacy, Facebook, Social media
Director Jakob Gottschau
Screenplay Jakob Gottschau
Producer Felicity Willetts, Jakob Gottschau
Director of Photography Jakob Gottschau
Editor Jens Pedersen
Composer Edmund Joliffe, Julian Hamlin
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English,Tysk,Turkish
Production company Express TV-Produktion ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Online release 11.12.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Express TV-Produktion ApS
With support from DR, YLE, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordvision
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jakob Gottschau
Assistant director Emanuel Andreoli


Screenplay Jakob Gottschau


Producer Felicity Willetts
Producer Jakob Gottschau
Consultant Ben Lewis
Consultant Jacob Thuesen
Consultant Jesper Osmund


Cinematographer Jakob Gottschau
Camera assistant Emanuel Andreoli
Camera assistant David Donnenfield


Editor Jens Pedersen


Composer Edmund Joliffe
Composer Julian Hamlin

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11
Bergen International Film festival 2016-09-20
Dokufest Prizren 2016-08-05
Giffoni Film Festival 2016-07-15
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-05-13
ZagrebDox 2016-02-21
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016-01-27
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06
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