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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 October 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anon2World Anon2World ... Himself
Anonyops Anonyops ... Himself - Anonymous
Julian Assange ... Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Aaron Barr Aaron Barr ... Himself - Former chief executive, HBGary Federal
Barrett Brown Barrett Brown ... Himself
Adrian Chen Adrian Chen ... Himself - Editor, Gawker.com
Stanley Cohen Stanley Cohen ... Himself - Defense lawyer (archive footage)
Gabriella Coleman Gabriella Coleman ... Herself - Researcher, McGill University
Joshua Corman Joshua Corman ... Himself
Josh Covelli Josh Covelli ... Himself
Peter Fein Peter Fein ... Himself - Hacktivist
Mercedes Haefer Mercedes Haefer ... Herself
Homocarnula Homocarnula ... Herself
Gregg Housh ... Himself - Internet activist
Tim Hwang 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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30 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonymous - L'esercito degli hacktivisti See more »

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Anonymous in a nutshell
14 April 2017 | by arsindermanegeSee all my reviews

The film was written and directed by Brian Knappenberger and features the story of Anonymous assumed to stem from the imageboard 4chan. It also outlines major turning points and "operations" in their history. Angered by many diverse issues such as copyright abuse, police brutality, online censorship and would-be web controllers this loosely affiliated collective of hacktivists have organised both online and offline protests, cyber attacks on foreign governments during the Arab Spring movement and provided technical support to the Occupy movement.


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