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by Martha Shane, Ian Cheney


Emojis are a worldwide phenomenon, with some arguing that these smiling poops and heart-eyed faces are on the verge of actually becoming their own language. But where do they come from? Who, if anyone, is in charge of this new global digital language? 

international title: Picture Character
original title: Picture Character
country: United States, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Austria, United Kingdom
sales agent: Submarine Entertainment (US)
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Martha Shane, Ian Cheney
film run: 81'
cinematography by: Emily Topper, Ian Cheney, Lucy Martens
film editing: Frederick Shanahan
music: Simon Beins, Ben Fries
producer: Jennifer 8. Lee, Ian Cheney, Martha Shane
executive producer: Fred Benenson, Peter Friedland
associate producer: Margaux Sax
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