15 Minutes of Shame
AFS Envoys: Max Joseph (Director); Jenni Morello (Cinematographer)
With society experiencing a public shaming epidemic fueled by social media and a collective need to tear one another down, Monica Lewinsky and filmmaker Max Joseph (Catfish) join forces to investigate the evolution of an age-old phenomenon. A timely roller coaster ride through the dizzying world of online humiliation — from cancel culture to hateful troll mobs — the groundbreaking documentary features real-life testimonies from individuals across the globe while taking a closer look at the bullies, bystanders, media, psychologists, politicians, tech giants and experts in between. Using vérité storytelling and eye-opening historical analysis, 15 Minutes of Shame explores one of the most pressing and unaddressed issues of modern life.