September 29, 2020, 1:00pm EDT SELLING LIES with Director Leslie Iwerks
SELLING LIES tells the story of how teenagers in Macedonia were among the first to profit from online misinformation — and how what they learned has shaped our information landscape, and ultimately has affected electoral politics. We will host an exclusive premiere of the film, and then feature a conversation and Q+A with Leslie Iwerks.
Leslie Iwerks is the director of the acclaimed Disney+ documentary series THE IMAGINEERING STORY (2019), the sixty-five year history of the artists and engineers who design and construct Disney’s theme parks and attractions around the globe. Iwerks’ grandfather Ub Iwerks, together with Walt Disney, created the iconic character Mickey Mouse.
Iwerks is also director of LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ORIGINS (Netflix) and a trilogy about the Canadian Oil Sands (DIRTY OIL, DOWNSTREAM, and PIPE DREAMS). Iwerks & Co.’s award-winning projects can be seen on-air, online and in theatres in the U.S. and around the world.
SELLING LIES will be released digitally on October 2, via ShortsTV. More info at SellingLiesDoc.com.
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