Struggling with depression, a famous vlogger travels to Asia and documents his search for dopamine.
Weiers asks the following question: what happens when a vlogger, who earns his living through his upbeat online presence, no longer feels the emotions he embodies in his videos? This question permeates the film, from its first moments to the its dramatic conclusion. i hope they remember my name is a timely film that paints an intimate portrait of the potential effects of social media on mental wellbeing.
Rachel Loewen is a film studies master’s student at Carleton University. She is currently writing a thesis about the different genres of anorexia vlogs on YouTube.