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422 We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists


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Overview

Genre

Politics, Current Affairs, Public Affairs, Contemporary Issues, and Society

Synopsis

WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, then moves to Anonymous' raucous beginnings on the website 4chan.

Through interviews with current members, people recently returned from prison or facing trial, writers, academics, activists and major players in various "raids," the documentary traces Anonymous' evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience of our time.

Stage

finished

Credits

Brian Knappenberger ... Writer, Director, Producer

Andy Robertson ... Editor

John Dragonetti ... Composer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Luminant Media

Country

United States

Production years

2011-2102

Distribution Details

Release year

2012

Festivals

Slamdance, SXSW, IFFBoston, Silverdocs, Hotdocs, Seattle International Film Festival, Sheffied Doc Fest, Philadelphia film Festival, Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, Traverse City Film Festival, The Calgary Underground Film Festival, Ashland Independen

Awards

Best Picture (Documentary), Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, 2012

Language

English