Picture Character. Rayouf Alhumedhi, creator of the hijab emoji, in Vienna.
Picture Character. Rayouf Alhumedhi, creator of the hijab emoji, in Vienna.

Just before its World Premiere on Saturday April 27 at the Tribeca Film, Picture Character, a documentary about emoji released the first look – a fascinating video clip from the film. In the clip, Rayouf Alhumedhi explains why she created the hijab emoji.

Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan 🇯🇵 to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the private consortium 👥 that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.

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