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We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

Brian Knappenberger / United States / 2012 / 93 ' / English

Credits

Andy Robertson
Brian Knappenberger
Scott Sinkler, Dan Krauss & Lincoln Else
John Dragonetti
Brian Knappenberger

Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Picture Documentary, Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, 2012
Winner, Audience Award Best Documentary, Fantasia Film festival, 2012
Official Selection, Independent Film Festival Boston, 2012
Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Slamdance Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Hot Docs, Toronto, 2012
Official Selection, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2012
Official Selection, Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Milano Film Festival, 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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An insight into the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Synopsis

WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan.

Through interviews with current members – some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial – as well as writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGIONtraces the collective’s breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world.

 

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