Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.
At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Ondi Timoner ignites a profound discussion about women in the tech world and how the government and big corporations are collecting and using our online data.
WeTalk has made its way back to where the idea for the traveling talk show was first conceived: the Sundance Film Festival! Our host, award-winning filmmaker, and Sundance veteran Ondi Timoner sits down with special guests Geralyn Dreyfous, founder of Impact Partners and the Utah Film Center as well as producer of The Great Hack, and Jessie Deeter, producer with credited works such as The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Do You Trust This Computer?, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.
Watch these innovative tech enthusiasts highlight the women working in tech epicenters such as Silicon Valley, tackle the evolving tech by revealing the dangers “big data” can pose in the wrong hands, and identify a few ways to protect ourselves from these dangers.