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Valhalla's documentaries explore global issues from a personal perspective. With a mission to inspire awareness and action, our films aim to spark meaningful conversations and drive real-world change.

The YouTube Effect

Social Impact Events and Engagements

We're showing the film at universities, embassies and institutions around the world, and engaging in discussions with some of the most knowledgeable experts in the areas of disinformation, online harms, regulation, ethics and tech monopolies.

Presented on 10/30/23. A conversation on new data and research on AI’s risks, demands from civil society and an urgent call to put PM Sunak’s “AI Safety Summit” in context. With lawyer and co-founder of tech accountability non-profit, Foxglove, Cori Crider; renowned expert in algorithmic bias and discrimination at UCLA; Safiya Noble; director of The YouTube Effect, Alex Winter; senior economist for Public Policy Research, Carsten Jung; producer of The YouTube Effect, Gale Anne Hurd; leading computer scientist, activist and fellow with Mozilla, Deb Raji; and communications scholar, author, and associate professor at Northeastern University, Sasha Costanza-Chock.

October 25, 2023. A conversation with writer and director, Alex Winter, Gabriella Coleman, Harvard University, Anthropology, Eleni Castro, Director of Digital Ventures, Boston University, and disinformation expert and COM Assistant Professor Joan Donovan.

Held on Monday, October 23rd, 2023. An in-depth discussion with director, Alex Winter, Boston University Assistant Professor Joan Donovan, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind.

This discussion is not from our documentary, but the New Now Summit, held by NYU LA and filmed in Los Angeles on September, 29, 2023. Learn about the bias acknowledged to be inherent in AI and how it affects AI-created art and entertainment, as well as how that paradigm can be changed. Featuring panelists Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Lindsay Nuon, Dan O’Sullivan, and Oscar Sharp. Moderated by Alex Winter.

Countries Impacted

Our documentaries spark international
conversations and foster global awareness
of the pressing issues they address.

Cambridge Disinformation Summit - July 2023

@WHO’s Dir. of Comm. @gabbystern is confronted with WHO’s own misinformation by someone from the audience.

The bold questioner is… the great film producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead, …) @GunnerGale

–  Maarten De Cock @mdc_martinus