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Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Best of Hot Docs 2015


Jun 15 06:30 pm

The potential and perils of online vigilantism and crowdsourcing are starkly realized for a family searching for their missing son, when the theory that he is a terrorist behind the Boston Marathon bombings goes viral.

"Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is exceptionally moving as it pieces together a sensitive study of the victims of depression and mental illness. The essay on social media’s gale force becomes doubly powerful as one sees the family grief compounded by the inevitable online bullying that comes when people value instant gratification and immediate fame over facts. Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi demands audiences to separate what is trending from what is true, and this compelling doc is an urgent reminder to see the human face behind the hashtag. You’ll want to hug your loved ones after seeing it." Patrick Mullen, POV magazine