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It’s human nature to lie; we all do it! From scandalous headlines to little white lies, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society. Interweaving groundbreaking experiments from celebrated behavioral economist Dan Ariely with personal stories from individuals affected by the unraveling of their lies, Ariely and a team of scientists uncover our propensity to be dishonest—sometimes even unknowingly. What’s revealed is a fascinating look at the forces behind our collective behavior and the many truths behind lies.


  • Psychology Today
  • Video Librarian
    Filmmaker Yael Melamede’s fascinating documentary addresses public cheating and dishonesty, presenting the stories of several individuals caught lying, along with interesting research regarding human deceit and rationalization.
  • New York Times
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    A deep-think doc animated by the researcher at its center
  • Forbes
    “(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies” is not only an engaging exposé and somewhat cautionary tale, but also it shows that there is hope for us liars.
  • Esquire
  • PBS
    Personal, confrontational and thought-provoking
  • New York Magazine
    A fascinating exploration of the current scientific research on the little things that nudge people into lying, cheating, and stealing
  • New York Daily News
    Utterly Fascinating
  • LA Times
    Tells it like it is. Really
  • Paste
    A fascinating look at human behavior
  • Variety
  • Indiewire
    Splendidly entertaining and razor-sharp smart
  • Toronto Star
    Ingenious...the insights they provide are're going to learn a lot from this film and enjoy yourself along the way
  • The National Post
    A terrific synthesis
  • Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
    (Dis)Honesty is lively, witty and captivating
  • John Corrado, One Movie Five Views
    A fascinating glimpse into the surprisingly normal psychology behind fibbing, as well as the serious and economic effects that it can have on a larger scale
  • Naples Herald

Festival Participation

  • Docville Film Festival
  • Hot Docs FF
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Sedona Film Festival

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