The Emoji Story Documentary Screening - Q&A Discussion
Watch the Emoji Story - available to watch at any time during the festival, then join producer Jennifer 8. Lee for a Q&A about her work with Emojination.
In The Emoji Story, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan 🇯🇵 to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the Unicode Consortium 👥, which approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.
The rapid rise 📈 of emoji is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use has prompted difficult questions 🤔 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 globally.
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