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(Dis)Honesty Project creator Dan Ariely (Screenshot/YouTube)

Dishonesty explored on film, in person, at Marin JCC

Tell the truth: Have you ever told a lie?

If so — and you want to clear your conscience — you can bare your soul in the Truth Box at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.

The Truth Box is a traveling story booth that invites participants to share, on-camera, the truth about a lie they have told. It is part of the (Dis)Honesty Project, which explores the groundbreaking research of Israeli behavioral scientist and New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely on the human tendency to lie, in an effort to create a safe space where people can explore the complicated truths of a matter. Ariely’s research shows that small, repeated reminders of ethical behavior can help people act better.

The project initiatives include the screening of the documentary film “(Dis)Honesty — The Truth About Lies,” which will be shown 7 p.m. March 22 at the JCC. (The film is appropriate for ages 12 and up.)

Excerpts and stories recorded in the Truth Box will be shared on the project website, social media platforms and will be used for educational purposes.

The Truth Box will be open for visitors from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, March 9 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Sign-ups are in the lobby of the JCC, located at 200 N. San Pedro Road.

Additional information on the event is available at marinjcc.org.