The Great Hack is a documentary-style movie that brings to light one of the greatest scandals in modern history. It is shocking and scary because it involves the personal data of regular ordinary people.
Based on the shocking Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal that broke out in early 2018; The Great Hack tracks the journey of various individuals were involved in it and also brought it out in the public domain. David Caroll, a professor at Parsons School of Design, Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian journalist, and its former chairman Julain Wheatland, and Brittany Kaiser, a former employer at Cambridge Analytica, are the different people whose perspective helps us understand the shocking nature of the event.
Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim are the directors of The Great Hack. It has premiered at Sundance Film Festival held earlier in the year and won great critical acclaim. The shocking nature of the whole data breach and how much susceptible every individual is, along with the importance of data took everyone by surprise. The Great Hack premieres on Netflix on July 24th.