SHARE? - A Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Film by Ira Rosensweig

8 minutes read | First published: November 9, 2023
Poster Share? Film
Imagine one day you awaken in solitude, devoid of all possessions, confined to an austere chamber where your only companion is a rudimentary computer. This is the premise of "SHARE?," a sci-fi film directed by Ira Rosensweig that explores the complex human relationship with technology, with a particular focus on the profound impact of social media on both individuals and society.
The central theme revolves around survival, where the currency is not money, but entertainment itself. Who are these prisoners, and who has subjected them to this fate? Can they ever break free from the clutches of their captors? "SHARE?" is a catalyst for dialogue, a provoker of critical questions, and a conduit for self-reflection. As you embark on this journey, expect to experience different emotions – from fear and hope to acceptance and resistance.
Screenshot from the trailer of the film SHARE?
Screenshot from the trailer of the film SHARE?
The film boasts an ensemble cast featuring Bradley Whitford, a three-time Emmy winner renowned for his work in "Get Out," "The Cabin in the Woods," and "The Handmaid's Tale." Joining him are the versatile Alice Braga, known for her roles in "The Suicide Squad," "Queen of the South," and "I Am Legend," along with Melvin Gregg from "The Blackening," "Snowfall," and "The Way Back," and Danielle Campbell, celebrated for her performances in "Tell Me a Story" and "The Originals."
"SHARE?" promises to be an unforgettable journey, an exploration of technology's impact on our lives. Are you ready to embark on this thought-provoking experience? Playing in theaters and available on demand from November 10th

So, can we ever break free?

Tactical Tech is an international NGO that, for over 20 years, has engaged with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society. We co-create bold and forward-looking experiences, interventions and educational offerings that invite people to reflect critically on how technology impacts our lives and the world we live in. This is a selection of practical resources that can be your key to set you free.

Data Detox Kit: All you need to improve your online privacy, security, and wellbeing.

The Data Detox Kit, available in over 45 languages, offers tips, tools and concrete steps for people to improve all aspects of their online lives, making more informed choices and changing their digital habits in ways that suit them. The Kit includes over 30 guides, workshop outlines for educators, an alternative App Centre, and a resources and materials download page. Data Detox Kit practical resources:

Escape the Defaults to enhance your digital wellbeing.

Want to find a healthier balance between your online life and your offline one? That’s what this part of the Data Detox is all about. Here, you’ll learn how to cut through the noise and make sure that your tech is lifting you up, rather than bogging you down. Start wherever you feel comfortable and take it from there.
  • Printed version of the guide Escape the Defaults to enhance your digital wellbeing
    Printed version of the guide Escape the Defaults to enhance your digital wellbeing
  • Printed version of the guide Escape the Defaults to enhance your digital wellbeing
    Printed version of the guide Escape the Defaults to enhance your digital wellbeing

Smartphones Call for Smart Habits.

Smartphones are fun and useful. But they're powerful tools of seduction. Every feature, colour and sound has been 'optimised' by teams of designers and psychologists to keep us hooked and coming back for more. Look around and you’ll see how well it's working. The average person taps, clicks and swipes on their phone over 2,600 times a day on average. Discover more here.

Stay in the Moment (Even with Your Phone)

When was the last time you were having a meal with a family member while texting a friend about plans for later that day and glancing at your colleague’s new Insta-story (all at the same time)? We all multitask at one point or another … but this is a unique form of social juggling. This guide will provide you with tips to stay focus and present.

Data Detox Kit assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • Over 30 practical guides
  • Workshop outlines for educators and facilitators
  • An alternative App Centre
  • A Download Centre with printable versions
  • A Partnerships Showcase page where you can get inspired

The Glass Room: Interactive experiences that invite people to examine their digital lives.

The Glass Room is a public intervention and an interactive experience that invites visitors to reflect on how technology impacts their lives and explore practical solutions to mitigate them.
The editions of the intervention are available in multiple formats, from large-scale exhibitions to low-cost self-print formats that can be easily set up by civil society organisations worldwide who want to use, localise and adapt to engage their communities in conversations about privacy, data and the impacts of technology on society. The Glass Room includes printed and digital poster exhibitions, animations, apps, workshop curricula and other assets in around 30 languages.The Glass Room practical resources:

The Glass Room Misinformation Edition.

In this exhibition, we explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it. Learn why finding “fake news” is not as easy as it sounds, and how the term “fake news” is as much a problem as the news itself. You can dive into the world of deep fakes, which are now so realistic, they are virtually impossible to detect. You can find out how social media platforms are designed to keep us hooked and how they can be used to change our minds. For more information, visit the Misinformation Edition page.

How your phone is designed to grab your attention

Are you finding it hard to put down your phone? When you feel your phone buzz, can you resist the urge to check it? It may not be obvious, but every feature, colour and sound on your smartphone has been optimised by teams of designers and psychologists to keep you coming back for more. Find out about some of the most common persuasive design strategies.
Animation Six Easy Steps to Get us Addicted to our Phones

Are you hooked?

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend on your mobile phone? For most of us, our mobile phones are with us nearly all the time: either in our hands, in our pockets or by our bedside when we sleep. Recent iPhones and Android devices have built-in apps that allow you to check how much time you spend on your phone. On this poster, you can add your own screen times, so you can all get a picture of how much we are attached to our phones.

The Glass Room Assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • Interactive posters in different formats and in digital versions
  • Animations in different languages
  • Educational Apps in different languages
  • Exhibition pieces
  • A Partnerships Showcase page where you can get inspired

What The Future Wants: Educational resources to empower young people

What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of their digital futures through education, co-creation and capacity building. The “What the Future Wants” interactive youth-focused exhibition is available in over 14 languages and includes posters, interactive activities, and an Educators Guide for educators and facilitators. Organisations, libraries and educators are using the exhibition materials to engage young people in thinking critically about their current digital environment and the future they want to live in. What The Future Wants practical resources:

What the Future Wants is an interactive youth-focused exhibition.

How does technology impact our attention, our data, our rights, our societies and our lived environments? This interactive exhibition is an opportunity for young people to pause and reflect on what it means to grow up in a digital world, to ask critical questions of technology, to identify what they want to protect and what they want to change in their digital future.

Data Detox x Youth

An activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play. The activity book includes sections on digital privacy, digital security, digital wellbeing and misinformation. Download and print.
Printed version of the Data Detox x Youth
Printed version of the Data Detox x Youth

Educators Guide

On this page you will find additional resources for educators and facilitators including activities, lesson guides and toolkits. These resources are designed to create more learning opportunities for young people to enhance critical thinking around digital technologies.

What The Future Wants assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • Interactive posters in different formats and in digital versions
  • Educational activities
  • An Educators Guide for educators and facilitators

Tactical Tech isn't involved in the film's production or distribution. However, we've partnered with the film's director to foster meaningful dialogues regarding the influence of technology on individuals' lives. Our aim is to broaden the accessibility of digital and media literacy resources to reach a wider audience.