We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists is a documentary that 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 then follows Anonymous from 4chan to a full-blown movement with a global reach, one of the most transformative of our time. -- (C) Official Site
Oct 19, 2012 Limited
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The film is most illuminating in showing how democratic practice can still find a new voice and innovative means with each generation.
Former Frontline producer Brian Knappenberger's fascinating, incisive social history of the online network known as Anonymous ...
A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the pic's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice.
A wildly engaging documentary that not only details the exploits of Anonymous, but also delves substantively inside the roots and culture of the group.
There's no genuine discussion by anyone of tactics, ideology and ethics. Even arrogantly reframes the overthrow of Mubarak as an Anonymous-fuelled uprising. Aren't-we-f***in'-awesome! hubris bubbles out of the legion of remarkably inarticulate interviews.
Both intriguing and frustrating, this documentary traces the recent evolution of computer hacking.
Both a scholarly and entertaining look at the good people who brought the "one percent" to its feet through what amounted to the electronic version of sit-in's at segregated lunch counters in the 1960s.
The doc's straightforward and chronological structure is its own worst enemy.
Most provocative is the online communique networking in pursuit of information liberation and global justice, precipitating Occupy movements and the Arab Spring uprising. And as much of a surprise to the Anonymous collaborators as viewers of this movie.
I went from ignorant to informed to impressed when presented with this tight and enjoyable compendium of all the major hacking incidents of the past several years.
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