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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: The Great Hack


In 2016, Cambridge Analytica took millions of Facebook users’ data and used it to sew dissension in the presidential campaign and aid Donald Trump. Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer’s film The Great Hack examines the Cambridge Analytica–Facebook scandal.

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In 2016, the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica mined data from millions of Facebook users. They used that data to sew dissension in the presidential campaign and aid Donald Trump. They did the same thing leading up to Brexit, proving that data is a weapon. All data, even your own. Filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer’s new documentary The Great Hack peels back the curtain on the Cambridge Analytica–Facebook scandal, asking this question: Can we stop our data from being used against us?

Note: RadioWest is on a short hiatus, but we will still be airing our monthly documentary film series shows throughout the summer. Tune in to hear this one-hour special Friday, July 5, at 2 p.m. MT or Sunday, July 7, at 12 p.m. MT.

On Wednesday, July 10, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim's documentary The Great Hack at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. This is part of our Through the Lens series. Jehane and Karim will join us by Skype after the film for a Q&A. DETAILS

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.