March 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm
The Southern Circuit Tour of Filmmakers, presented by South Arts, brings new films from independent filmmakers to cinemas throughout the South — and welcomes directors and producers to Q&A sessions and discussions in conjunction with each screening.
The rapid rise 📈 of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji’s place as an emerging digital language 🗣, but prompted difficult questions 🤔 about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties 😣 to identity and inclusion. In “Picture Character,” directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan 🇯🇵 to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the private consortium 👥 that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.
Scheduled for Q&A/post-film discussion: Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney
Q&A guests are subject to change. Watch this site for updates.