2018 | 87 min | USA
Directed by: Robin Hauser
Australian Premiere

An exploration of how unconscious bias defines and influences our workplaces, justice systems and technologies. With bias infiltrating our decisions at the conscious, and unconscious level, this important film asks, “how can we ‘de-bias’ our lives” and make the world more equitable, and just.

The toxic effects of bias make headlines every day: sexual harassment, racial profiling, the pay gap. As humans, we are biased. Yet few of us are willing to admit it. We confidently make snap judgments, but we are shockingly unaware of the impact our assumptions have on those around us.

Bias follows award-winning director Robin Hauser on a journey to uncover her own hidden biases and explores how unconscious bias defines our relationships, workplaces, justice systems, and technology. 

After taking a test that measures unconscious biases, Robin is shocked by her results. This pushes her to embark on an investigation into the nature of human bias and the science behind it. She travels around the world, immersing herself in the cutting-edge research into bias and the effects it has on our lives. 

Humorous anecdotes, alarming exposés, and Robin’s acute vulnerability prompt viewers to reflect on their own “gut feelings” and the potential for all of us to ‘de-bias’ our brains. 

*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Impact Film Award, Naples International Film Festival, October 2018 Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature, IndieFEST, May 2018 Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature, Accolade Global Film Competition 2018, Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature, Impact DOCS Awards, July 2018, Changing the Narrative Award, Presented to Robin Hauser by How Women Lead, June 2018 Outstanding Achievement, IndieFEST Humanitarian Awards 2018