Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 7, 2018 2:30 PM
Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:88 min.
Director:Robin Hauser
Producer:Robin Hauser
Christie Herring
Cinematographer:John Behrens
Editor:Christie Herring
Print Source:Finish Line Features
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


A thought-provoking (and blood-pressure-spiking) documentary precisely matched to this moment of political and social upheaval, bias takes an incisive look at the nature of unconscious human bias and its long-reaching effects on social, professional, and cultural norms. Filmmaker Robin Hauser (CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, MVFF 2015, Audience Award) dives deep into the science and sociology around implicit bias and searches for answers as to how we can de-bias our brains. Beginning with the personal, Hauser takes—and is stunned by the results of—the Harvard-based Implicit Association Test (IAT). She then casts a wide net to explore how modern science, technology, and woke individuals and businesses are working to reveal, understand, and reshape the forces of bias that have ruled for too long. An energetic mix of interviews, experiments, data, and pop culture clips shed light on a fascinating topic that touches everyone, no matter how free of bias we believe ourselves to be.

Expected Guests: Director Robin Hauser; Producer/ Editor Christie Herring (10/13 only); Director of Photography John Behrens (10/7 only); Supervising Producer Brook Holston (10/13 only); Associate Producers Tierney Henderson and Joanne Lubeck Esser; Experts Leslie Miley and Lori Mackenzie

In association with Drake Students Organized for Anti-Racism

Additional Information

Robin Hauser is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features and president of Unleashed Productions. Robin’s award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015), premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Robin’s most recent documentary, bias, explores unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace. She delivered a TED talk about the impact of unconscious bias on artificial intelligence and is a frequent speaker at major conferences. Robin has been featured in international publications and has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN, NPR, and CNBC.