(Dis)Honesty The Truth About Lies | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

(Dis)Honesty The Truth About Lies

Wed, March 22, 2017 7:00 pm


 What compels each of us to lie? How does the act of lying connect us to others, and how does it drive us apart? (Dis)Honesty—The Truth About Lies is a documentary feature film that explores the human tendency to be dishonest.

Watch The Trailer

Etgar Keret Tells a Lie 

The New York Times Article 

Variety Article

Los Angeles Time Article

(Dis)Honesty—The Truth About Lies
Wed March 22 @ 7pm 

“Lying is the most simple form of self-defense.” –Susan Sontag

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” –Winston Churchill

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

From plagiarism, to infidelity, to financial fraud, dishonesty seems to be a universal part of the world we live in. Going far beyond scandalous headlines, cheating isn’t just happening on a newsworthy scale, it’s happening in small ways everywhere. It’s human nature to lie, we all do it! But little fibs can snowball into large-scale problems with major implications for society. The (Dis)Honesty Project explores the groundbreaking research of Israeli behavioral scientist and NY Times bestselling author Dan Ariely on the human tendency to lie, in an effort to create a safe space where we can explore the complicated truth(s) of the matter. The project initiatives include a documentary feature film written, directed and produced by Yael Melamede; The Truth Box, a travelling installation that invites people to share the truth about a lie; and an online forum to explore the issues surrounding (dis)honesty.


The Osher Marin JCC will present a screening of the film, Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm, and several opportunities to participate in The Truth Box, a traveling story booth that invites participants to share, on-camera, the truth about a lie they have told. Excerpts and stories recorded in The Truth Box will be shared on the project website, social media platforms, and be used for educational purposes.

The film is appropriate for kids age 12 and over.


It’s human nature to lie—we all do it. Dan Ariely’s research shows that small, repeated reminders of ethical behavior can help us act better. How does this relate to Jewish holidays and rituals like observing Shabbat or Yom Kippur? How is Judaism designed to help us behave honestly?

Hoytt Theater @ The Osher Marin JCC

Members & Seniors  65+  
Kids 17 & Under

Underwritten by Brian and Caroline Lurie with support from the Haas Senior Fund, Larry and Deborah Stadtner and The Peleh Fund, in association with Congregation Rodef Sholom.