People pick up their phones around 58 times a day. Why are our phones so addictive? Join us for a screening of The Social Dilemma, a docudrama that examines the effect of social media on society through interviews with many former employees of social media companies along with academic researchers.
The film explores the ability of social media to manipulate people’s views, emotions, and behavior as well as to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation. The film also highlights the effect of social media on mental health, particularly the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates — a dangerous worldwide trend.
Guest speakers, including Professor Andrew Azzopardi (Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing), Nicole Micallef (President of BetaPsi), Raisa Ciantar (Events Officer at the Criminology Students’ Association) and Jessica Fenech (a youth worker with a special interest in the effects of social media on adolescents).
Organiser and designer: Dr Edward Duca Coordinator: Dr Francesca Busuttil
Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).