BACKLIGHT: BEYOND THE EMOJI

By Mea DOLS DE JONG

DUTCH CORE MEDIA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

What does the future of our communication look like?

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 50 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mea DOLS DE JONG
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier SCHURINGA (VPRO)
    • Synopsis
    • Every day, we send each other 7 billion emoji worldwide. Although we can no longer imagine our everyday communications without those colourful little icons, we don't know all that much about the Unicode Emoji Committee, the committee - consisting of representatives of large tech companies, such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft - in California, which decides what emoji are, or are not, included in our keyboards. Backlight got a foot in the door. What does the future of our communication look like?