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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

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Credited cast:
Anon2World ...
Himself
Anonyops ...
Himself - Anonymous
...
Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Aaron Barr ...
Himself - Former chief executive, HBGary Federal
Barrett Brown ...
Himself
Adrian Chen ...
Himself - Editor, Gawker.com
Stanley Cohen ...
Himself - Defense lawyer (archive footage)
Gabriella Coleman ...
Herself - Researcher, McGill University
Joshua Corman ...
Himself
Josh Covelli ...
Himself
Peter Fein ...
Himself - Hacktivist
Mercedes Haefer ...
Herself
Homocarnula ...
Herself
Gregg Housh ...
Himself - Internet activist
Tim Hwang ...
Himself - ROFLCon
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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 LEGION traces 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. Written by Luminant Media

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Promotion of Crime
25 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a fine example of the media sympathizing perhaps even glorifying a group and actions of criminals. The reason people in government are given authority for adverse actions against citizens is in part necessary lesser evil one that is preferable to the actions of a fascist state where citizens have no recourse to penalties and no defense or legal representation to protect themselves from individuals or groups acting above the law for unknown motives. Vigilantism and conspiracy in a grand scale is really treason with a pretty bow tie. Being a fan of these people is spitting on the real professions dedicated to their appointed often selfless and extremely dangerous position. I suppose it is a lot to ask someone making millions from potentially creating situations that get groups of actual individuals paid, trained, and responsible for their actions hurt or worse is acceptable to the media, but it sucks and I personally feel boycotting this sort of crude, it promotes crime and undermines our government.


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