The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, July 11, 2019 released the trailer:
The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In 2015, Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consulting firm, began working on behalf of Ted Cruz's campaign to win the 2016 Republican nomination. It used Facebook as a means for "political-voter surveillance" through the collection of user data points. After Cruz dropped out of the race, Cambridge Analytica used the same strategies to aid Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential bid. Independent investigations into data mining, along with whistle-blower accounts of the firm's impact on Brexit, led to a scandal over the influence of social media in political elections. The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the eyes of several involved persons.


David Carroll
Himself - Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
Brittany Kaiser
Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica
Carole Cadwalladr
Herself - Investigative Journalist for The Guardian
Paul-Olivier Dehaye
Himself - Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Ravi Naik
Himself - Data Rights Solicitor
Julian Wheatland
Himself - Former COO / CFO, Cambridge Analytica / SCL
Paul Hilder
Himself - Writer / Political Technologist
Christopher Wylie
Himself - Former Cambridge Analytica Employee and Whistleblower
Emma Graham-Harrison
Herself - International Affairs Correspondent, The Observer
Gill Phillips
Herself - Legal Counsel, The Guardian
Sarah Donaldson
Herself - Arts Editor, The Observer
Roger McNamee
Himself - Early Facebook Investor
Steve Bannon
Himself - Former Chief Executive, Trump Campaign (archive footage)
Jamie Bartlett
Himself (archive footage)
Gerard Batten
Himself - Member of European Parliament (archive footage)
Maria Cantwell
Herself (archive footage)
Dorsey Carson
Himself (credit only)
Hillary Clinton
Herself (archive footage)
Damian Collins
Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Nigel Farage
Himself - Pro-Brexit Politician (archive footage)
Amy Goodman
Herself (archive footage)
Chuck Grassley
Himself (archive footage)
Dean Heller
Himself (archive footage)
Ian Lucas
Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Christian Matheson
Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Alexander Nix
Himself - CEO, Cambridge Analytica (archive footage)
Brendan O'Hara
Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Herself - Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (archive footage)
Donald Trump
Himself (archive footage)
Mark Zuckerberg
Himself (archive footage)


The film The Great Hack was scheduled to be released on January 26, 2019 (Sundance Film Festival) and on July 24, 2019 by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes.


The Great Hack got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: The Great Hack

Wikipedia: The Great Hack

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