Ian Chaney (The Most Unknown, Picture Character)

Ian Cheney grew up in New England, attending Yale University for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His documentary King Corn (2008) was given a George Foster’s Peabody Award in 2009. His other documentaries include the SIFF 2014 festival hit, The Search for General Tso. Cheney also co-founded FoodCorps, an Americorps farm-to-school program.

About the films

The Most Unknown – Nine scientists travel to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover the answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions.

Picture Character – Emojis are a worldwide phenomenon, with some arguing that these smiling poops and heart-eyed faces are on the verge of actually becoming their own language. Who, if anyone, is in charge of this new global digital language?