Documentary Feature | 81 minutes

HIFF 2021

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Natalia Almada

Produced by
Elizabeth Lodge Stepp, Josh Penn

2021 | English | USA/Mexico

In her latest visionary work, which earned her the Best Documentary Director Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” grantee Natalia Almada takes us on a philosophical and cinematic journey, inviting us to reassess our complicated relationship to technology and to question whether technological progress will always lead to the betterment of society. Synchronously intimate in scope and epic in scale, and crafted with breathtaking imagery, USERS challenges the audience to consider the ways the machines we rely on every day may end up irrevocably altering our planet, and ultimately, the very fabric of our humanity.