Streaming Release!

Coded Bias


The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Coded Bias for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

This film is screening as part of our Science on Screen series, made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.

Thanks to our community partner, DOCSCAPES, a project of the Hanson Film TV Institute and the Center for Documentary initiative at the University of Arizona.

Join a free livestream discussion of CODED BIAS, moderated by CNN Commentator Van Jones. This panel discussion, titled “Beyond Minority Report: A Look at Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement,” will feature Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League; Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Author of “Algorithms of Oppression”; Clare Garvie, Researcher, “The Perpetual Lineup”; Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU; Alvaro Bedoya, Founding Director, Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law; and Shalini Kantayya, Director of Coded Bias.

Thursday, November 19 at 6:30pm MST. Livestream link HERE.

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of color working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further.

“A chilling plunge into Orwellian reality.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centering the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender? (Dir. by Shalina Kantayya, 2020, USA/China/UK, in English, 90 mins., Not Rated)