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Coded Bias

Directed by: Shalina Kantayya | 2020 | 1h 30m | Unrated

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OPENED ON 11/20/20
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• General Admission – $12.00

You can watch CODED BIAS for 48 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices.


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Our new virtual cinema will allow us to continue sharing curated, cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your home while also helping support O Cinema.

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of color working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further. What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centering the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, CODED BIAS asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?

On Thursday (11/19) at 8:30pm ET, join us to celebrate the nationwide U.S. theatrical premiere of CODED BIAS with a panel discussion featuring Shalini Kantayya, Joy Buolamwini, Safiya Noble, and Clare Garvie. Moderated by CNN’s Van Jones, with special guests Alvaro Bedoya and Kade Crockford. Click HERE to RSVP!

“A chilling plunge into Orwellian reality.”

“Coded Bias serves as both a wake-up call (to invasive practices the public doesn’t yet realize are being implemented) and a call to action.”

“[A] fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege.”