TFF: Bias

Introduction before screening

An exploration of how unconscious bias defines and influences our workplaces, justice systems and technologies. With bias infiltrating our decisions at the conscious, and unconscious level, this important film asks, “how can we ‘de-bias' our lives” and make the world more equitable, and just.

The toxic effects of bias make headlines every day: sexual harassment, racial profiling, the pay gap. As humans, we are biased. Yet few of us are willing to admit it. We confidently make snap judgments, but we are shockingly unaware of the impact our assumptions have on those around us.

BIAS follows award-winning director Robin Hauser on a journey to uncover her own hidden biases and explores how unconscious bias defines our relationships, workplaces, justice systems, and technology.

After taking a test that measures unconscious biases, Robin is shocked by her results. This pushes her to embark on an investigation into the nature of human bias and the science behind it. She travels around the world, immersing herself in the cutting-edge research into bias and the effects it has on our lives.

Humorous anecdotes, alarming exposés, and Robin’s acute vulnerability prompt viewers to reflect on their own “gut feelings” and the potential for all of us to ‘de-bias’ our brains.

“Without finger-pointing, even in an era of political and social turmoil, this engrossing documentary explores implicit bias and its effects on all walks of life, including the workplace and law enforcement arenas. The film makes a strong case that although we are all wired in some way to have bias, we have the ability to do something to change it.” - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 87
Language
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption eNews Privilege MDFF Monthly Matinee NT Live met First Nations Acknowledgement