(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, Dan Ariely, the film interweaves personal stories, expert opinions, behavioral experiments, and archival footage to reveal how and why people lie.


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(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies: Deluxe Edition

This deluxe version of (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies includes the critically acclaimed film plus over thirty minutes of bonus material, including interviews with: convicted felon and former CFO of Crazy Eddie Sam Antar, US Attorney for the Southern District of NY Preet Bharara, CEO of Ashley Madison Noel Biderman, former NFL Player Rashod Kent; transgender author and professor Joy Ladin; filmmaker Albert Maysles, U.S. Senator from Arizona John McCain, and former DC police detective Jim Trainum.

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(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies: Feature Film

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.

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Bonus Features Only

Have you already seen the film and want to explore more dishonesty? Enjoy the bonus features from the deluxe package by themselves, featuring exclusive interviews with: convicted felon and former CFO of Crazy Eddie Sam Antar, US Attorney for the Southern District of NY Preet Bharara, CEO of Ashley Madison Noel Biderman, former NFL Player Rashod Kent; transgender author and professor Joy Ladin; filmmaker Albert Maysles, U.S. Senator from Arizona John McCain, and former DC police detective Jim Trainum.

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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to exploring questions about human behavior in order to help people live more sensible - if not rational - lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his creative experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom. Dan is the founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.

Yael Melamede

Yael Melamede is the co-founder of SALTY Features - an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s recent film Inocente, directed by Sean and Andrea Fine, won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Her last film Desert Runners, directed by Jennifer Steinman, won multiple awards in the US and around the world. Other producing credits include: Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Inner Life of Martin Frost, and My Architect.


We’ve put together a brief activity and discussion guide for families and groups to enjoy after watching the film. It is meant to encourage meaningful and thoughtful discussions about our (dis)honest behavior. We believe talking about the complexity of honesty and dishonesty can bring us closer together and help us become our better selves.