People You May Know, an FT Film written by James Graham, has won a Webby Award in video - technology.

Directed by Juliet Riddel and edited by Tom Hannen, the film explores tensions between the need for data for COVID-19 tracking and the right to privacy. It revolves around the interrogation of a junior barrister, played by Lydia West (star of Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin), by Arthur Darvill (of Dr Who and Broadchurch), an interrogator from a private software firm, about her behaviour during lockdown, as monitored by her internet-connected devices. It is available to watch on and the FT’s YouTube channel.

Standpoint is an FT Film series in which FT journalists, creative artists and experts collaborate to explore the stories of our time and communicate subjects in a different form. Previous FT films have focused on climate change, COVID-19, Brexit, homelessness and antibiotic resistance, with partners including The Royal Court, Sadlers Wells, Nicola Walker, Stephen Rea and Yo-Yo Ma.

The Webby Awards is a leading international awards organisation honouring excellence on the internet. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,300 entries from 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).


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