Catfish: The real Facebook movie of 2010Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | |
How we present ourselves online is one of the fundamental questions surrounding social media. Do we lie – intentionally or not – about who we are? Can social media really help us create new and meaningful relationships with others who are worlds away? What will this mean for us personally in the ways that we love, trust and empathize with other people?
Catfish is almost impossible to write about without spoiling. The trailer portrays the film as a thriller, but that misses so much. Yet to claim that it is simply about the fundamental human drive to connect seems equally as lacking.
Catfish is an emotional, awkward and deeply affecting documentary about our future dreams and those that we have lost. It holds a mirror up to our digital world – and what we see is not what we expect, but then life rarely is.
I hope that more people will see this documentary because I think that the conversation surrounding it is incredibly important.