Frames of Mind
- Another Body
- Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn
- 80 DCP
- Frames of Mind
- November 15 (Wednesday) 7:00
“A riveting, upsetting search for justice for victims of deepfake pornography … Essential viewing.”John Fink, The Film Stage
As artificial intelligence increasingly marks our daily life in covert ways, deepfake technology might be one of its more disturbing capabilities. Taylor, a young engineering student and self-declared “nerd,” has her life turned upside down after her face is digitally altered to appear on the body of a porn actress. Her face is not the only thing exposed on a popular porn website—her real name and hometown are also visible. Using deepfake imaging software, online bullying is taken to the extreme and soon Taylor realizes she’s not alone. As Taylor and others seek justice, it’s clear that laws have yet to catch up to this new frontier of sexual harassment. Expertly weaving Taylor’s story with insight from activists and legal experts, Another Body exposes toxic masculinity in dark recesses of the internet and the devastating impact that AI can have on gender-based violence and bodily autonomy at large.
Special Jury Award, Documentary Feature
“Eye-opening … Taking a sensitive, respectful, but necessarily frank approach to this challenging subject, Another Body makes a compelling call to action.” Nikki Baughan, Screen International
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Jason Winters, Dr. Carolin Klein, Honourable Niki Sharma, Attorney General of British Columbia, and (via Zoom) Another Body co-director Reuben Hamlyn
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, series director
Dr. Jason Winters is a registered psychologist and co-founder and co-director of the West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy. He is renowned for his work in the areas of atypical sexual interests and problem sexual behaviours, often called sex and pornography addiction. He has been invited to participate in this panel due to his expertise in the area of pornography and its effects on consumers.
Dr. Carolin Klein is a registered psychologist and co-founder and co-director of the West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy. Her clinical work involves assisting individuals, couples, and other partnership configurations to build and strengthen sexual and relational intimacy; overcome sexual shame, pain, and anxiety; and bring more joy and curiosity into sexuality. She is also involved in training graduate students and other professionals in evidence-based sex therapy.
Reuben Hamlyn is a New York-based writer, director, and editor from London, England. His first feature as a director, Another Body, was selected for the Sundance Institute’s Catalyst Lab and Hot Docs Dealmaker, and premiered in competition at SXSW 2023. His previous short film, Roger, was commissioned by the BFI and BBC Arts to open their Born Digital season in 2019 and won multiple awards.