( USA / 2015 )
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.
Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 90 min.
Theme: Anthropology, Current Affairs, Education, Humor, Media, Philosophy, Society
Language(s): English
Director(s): Yael Melamede
Producer(s): Yael Melamede
Available regions: Canada, United States


  • Press Kit
  • “Brilliant”
    Psychology Today
  • "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."
    Video Librarian
  • "Illuminating"
    New York Times
  • “A deep-think doc animated by the researcher at its center”
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • ““(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.”
  • Intriguing”
  • “Personal, confrontational and thought-provoking”
  • “A fascinating exploration of the current scientific research on the little things that nudge people into lying, cheating, and stealing”
    New York Magazine
  • "Utterly Fascinating"
    New York Daily News
  • “Tells it like it is. Really”
    LA Times
  • “A fascinating look at human behavior”
  • “Entertaining”
  • “Splendidly entertaining and razor-sharp smart”
  • "Ingenious...the insights they provide are revelatory...you're going to learn a lot from this film and enjoy yourself along the way"
    Toronto Star
  • "A terrific synthesis"
    The National Post
  • “(Dis)Honesty is lively, witty and captivating”
    Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
  • “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”
    John Corrado, One Movie Five Views
  • "Captivating"
    Naples Herald

Festival participation

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

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Distribution Company: Ro*co Educational


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