Session
Schedule MozFest 2021
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The Emoji Film Screening

Art and Media
Jennifer 8. Lee
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In The Emoji Story, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers πŸ‘€ on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ to mobile keyboards πŸ“± the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light πŸ’‘ on the Unicode Consortium πŸ‘₯, which approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users. The rapid rise πŸ“ˆ of emoji is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use has prompted difficult questions πŸ€” about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties 😣 to identity and inclusion. Since the documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival as Picture Character, it has gone on to screen across five continents. After watching, join producer Jennifer 8 Lee at the festival for a Q&A about her work with Emojination on 16 March at 18:00 CET. Register via the festival schedule.

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Type Art and Media
Language English

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