Utopia Snaps Up Distribution Rights to Participant’s Yaara Bou Melhem Doc ‘Unseen Skies’ (Exclusive)

Utopia Snaps Up Distribution Rights to Participant’s Yaara Bou Melhem Doc ‘Unseen Skies’ (Exclusive)
Sales and distribution company Utopia, co-founded by filmmaker Robert Schwartzman, has swooped on the distribution rights to documentary “Unseen Skies” by Yaara Bou Melhem, a two-time Un Peace Award-winning filmmaker and investigative journalist.

“Unseen Skies” follows conceptual artist Trevor Paglen, known for combining photography and large-scale art, on the final phase of his 10-year endeavor to launch a work of art into space via satellite. Paglen’s art often touches on the issues of mass surveillance and data collection.

“Trevor’s work dispels myths about A.I., including that it is neutral and objective,” said Melhem, who also wrote and produced the feature-length doc.

“We are excited to work with Utopia to share this film with audiences, and hope they come away from the film with the tools to recognize how technologies are opaquely making decisions about our lives,” he continued. “It’s only when we can peer inside the
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