Sloan Foundation Film

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  • Aneesh Chaganty


  • John Cho
  • Debra Messing


  • 2018, Sundance Institute: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

In this thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens, the desperate father of a missing 16-year-old girl breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

After David Kim's (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Possible Topics

  • Forensics in the 21st century
  • Technology dependency

Past Programs


Using computers to fight crime

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

SEARCHING at the Grand Cinema

The Grand Cinema, Tacoma, WA