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Oct 18

Catfish

Dir. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman USA 87 min PG-13

2010

Presented with Common Sense Media in partnership with Omaha Public Schools, this screening will be followed by a post-film discussion. Coincides with Digital Citizenship Week.

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as Ariel’s brother, Nev, became wary of an aspiring musician from Michigan with whom he had started a relationship on Facebook. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives, culminating in a trip to investigate Nev’s suspicions. A reality thriller that coined the phrase for a particular brand of internet deception, CATFISH is a riveting story of love and online intrigue.

A panel titled “The Online Persona: How Digital Identity Impacts Development and Relationships” moderated by Lead Teacher of Digital Citizenship for Omaha Public Schools and Common Sense Education Keegan Korf will follow the film. Panelists will include Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director of Do Space; Dr. Adam Tyma, Associate Professor in the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; Dr. Soonjo Hwang, Assistant Professor in the UNMC Department of Psychiartry; and an Omaha Public Schools student.

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