I just watched The Great Hack on netflix. I'm not sure what to think. I mean I don't need convincing, but I just don't know that the film was that good.
I felt similarly after the Citizenfour doc about Snowden. In fact, that film seemed all about the process of leaking the info than talking about any of the information.
The Great Hack is similarly following Kaiser and what is happening to her, but does touch on the Cambridge Analytica stuff.
I suppose it is confirmation bias on my part? Or is it that the filmmakers of both Citizenfour and The Great Hack feel that the media has covered the information, so they don't need to go over it?
The Great Hack feels like an indictment against certain individuals, but it is low on message. Maybe I just want it to rally others because I haven't had much luck doing that.
@sikkdays I felt the same. I think they got worried that making something too information dense would scare off the lay audience, so they anchored it to a coupla human interest stories (which distract from the real juicy stuff). Could have been more impactful if they'd only trimmed the fat. Still recommending it widely to friends though and glad it exists.
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