WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKTIVISTS

Directed by: Brian Knappenberger

                Admission: $8

Directed by Brian Knappenberger
USA, 2012, 89 min

CHICAGO PREMIERE

We are Legion 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.

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