Dan Ariely documentary on dishonesty airs May 28

re1365607_ariely_hires(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies is a documentary feature film that explores the human tendency to be dishonest. Inspired by the work of behavioral economist and KIE Senior Fellow Dan Ariely, the film interweaves personal stories, expert opinions, behavioral experiments, and archival footage to reveal how and why people lie. It premiered at the Full Frame Festival here in Durham in April, and will have its television debut on Thursday, May 28.

Woven throughout these gripping stories of deceit are clever laboratory experiments conducted by the noted behavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely. Along with a team of researchers, he reveals why so many of us lie in big ways or small, how we can still feel we’re essentially honest despite our duplicity, and what we can do to stem an epidemic of cheating that costs us billions in fraud and even more in the erosion of public trust.