(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies
Documentary looking at that most human quality: dishonesty. Based on the behavioural research of Duke University professor and 'dishonesty guru' Dan Ariely. His findings include that lying gets easier the more you do it, we all lie a lot more than we think, and that lying to ourselves and others can have major consequences for society at large.
"In Ariely’s illuminating workshops, we discover that it’s not always the larger lies that can have dire consequences—it’s also the little white ones. His 'fudge factor' theory looks at how we can justify our lies according to what might be considered 'morally acceptable.' From marketing scams to financial corruption, doping in sports to affairs of the heart, (Dis)Honesty delves into a considerable underside of human nature." (Hot Docs Film Festival)
- Yael Melamede (feature debut)