Must-watch movies on Netflix: The Social Dilemma
Release Year: 2020
Directed By: Jeff Orlowski
Starring: Tristan Harris, Aza Raskin, Justin Rosenstein, Shoshana Zuboff, Jaron Lanier, Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Lembke
Of course, there are many Netflix original documentaries that have captivated millions of binge-watchers. Each month, new documentaries provide education and entertainment to us all, which lends to starting conversations online. Perhaps the most popular documentary film on Netflix in 2020, The Social Dilemma offers a startling truth about the effects social media on not only our minds but the unfavorable reach it can have on politics with the spread of misinformation. The docudrama is certainly an eye-opener that will change the way you think about social networking.
The Social Dilemma delivers its message in interviews from technology experts, such as Center for Humane Technology co-founders Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin and other figures connected to some of the top social media sites. The film also features actors Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward and Vincent Kartheiser appearing in a dramatization of a teenager’s growing social media addiction. Since its release, the film has ignited a reflection on social media’s impact in our daily lives from online safety, mental health and the constant flow of incorrect information. If you’re a user of social platforms, The Social Dilemma will make you think before you scroll, like and share.