SYNOPSIS

The rapid rise 📈 of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) has prompted difficult questions about language creation and digital communication’s fraught ties to identity and inclusion. Picture Character leads viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of emoji, 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.

INFORMATION

Directors:

Martha Shane, Ian Cheney

Subjects:

Graphic Design, Emoji, Technology

Languages:

English, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish (with English subtitles)

Runtime:

81 mins

Screening:

Asia Premiere

Rating:

PG13

A Design Film Festival 2019
Picture Character

SHOWTIME

12 Oct 2019, Saturday
3pm - 4:20pm

Closed