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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Social Dilemma
January 12th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
How is social media affecting our health and well-being? Can it be used for good? The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness invites you to a discussion focused on the relationships between health, social media, and psychological well-being, through the lens of themes raised in The Social Dilemma.
This two-part event will take place on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 over Zoom and will begin with a virtual film screening of the documentary The Social Dilemma, hosted by Center faculty Dr. Stephanie Child from 12-2pm ET. Alternatively, you are welcome to view the film on your own time on Netflix. Then, from 6-7:30pm ET, Center Co-Director Dr. Vish Viswanath will host a panel discussion with Dr. Emily Weinstein from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Dr. Jeffrey Hall from The University of Kansas.
Film synopsis: The Social Dilemma is a 2020 Netflix docudrama directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. The film features interviews with many former employees, executives, and other professionals from top tech companies and social media platforms such as Facebook, Google, and Apple. It explores the rise of social media and its adverse effects on society, including its impact on mental health.