Pseudonyms and blurred faces. Altered voices. Filming in silhouette. Masking victims.
Faced with the challenging question of protecting the anonymity of film subjects who have already been victimized once, a handful of investigative filmmakers are turning to deep fakery. Using artificial intelligence, they are able to alter the appearance and voice of their source, restoring the humanity of vulnerable subjects as they tell their stories. How do filmmakers make that decision, and what are the implications?
Full list of speakers to be announced following release of the 2023 festival film slate on October 9.