Director(s): Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn
Film description: ANOTHER BODY follows a college student’s search for answers and justice after she discovers deepfake pornography of herself circulating online.
Programmers notes: The potential ramifications of deep-fake videos on politics has generated much public discussion in the context of the ever-rising tide of misinformation. But as we brace ourselves for the impact of this looming tsunami, another dark, less-discussed application of the same technology is already causing great personal harm: realistic digital grafting of another person’s face onto pornographic videos.
This riveting and emotional documentary launches with one woman’s discovery of a deep-fake porn clip using her likeness, opening a Pandora’s box of further troubling revelations. Part true-crime and part personal essay, Another Body skillfully uses the same technology that hurt its subjects to protect their identities here, underscoring a story that powerfully searches for truth, justice, and healing.