We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktavists
A film by Brian KnappenbergerThe story of the Hacktivists
A film by Brian Knappenberger
Runtime: 93 minutes
Closed Captioning not included
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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 the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and traces how they evolved and coalesced into Anonymous, a full-blown movement with global reach and extraordinary power.
Around the world, governments and corporations are taking notice as this loosely organized underground group brings down websites and interrupts commerce. Could this be the beginning of a new and powerful voice for democratic ideals or another rogue player to beware?
"...A CRASH COURSE ON INTERNET SPEAK and the forums where it all began..."
"...this FAST-PACED AND SURPRISINGLY FUNNY FILM will give you a quick primer on Hacking 101."
"THE DOCUMENTARY GOES DEEP...Knappenberger gives a thorough chronological account of Anonymous' exploits, up to the groups current place at the forefront of online disobedience."
—Wired Magazine Awards