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DEFCON: The Documentary (2013)

DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dead Addict Dead Addict ... Himself
Brian Baskin Brian Baskin ... Himself (as Rurik)
Ryan Clarke Ryan Clarke ... 1057
Matthew M. Conley Matthew M. Conley ... SimonTek (Hacker with Hack3r License Plate)
Chris Darbro Chris Darbro ... Himself (As Adrenaline)
Dr. Faustus Dr. Faustus ... Himself
Ryan Finnie Ryan Finnie ... Himself - Llama Shirts
Flea Flea ... Himself
Nicholas Frangia Nicholas Frangia ... Himself
Zac Franken Zac Franken ... Himself
Grey Frequency Grey Frequency ... Herself
Freddy Frick Freddy Frick ... Himself - The Student
Connor Gilliam Connor Gilliam ... Himself - Young Hacker
Wayde Gilliam Wayde Gilliam ... Himself - Hacker Dad
Joe Grand Joe Grand ... Himself
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DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a documentary crew was allowed full access to the event. The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEFCON's success and unique experience. Written by Jason Scott

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DEF CON: The Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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DEF CON Communications See more »
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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Multiple shots are "crane" shots created by director Jason Scott driving through areas on a Segway while filming and then removing shaking in post-processing. See more »

Goofs

CHS & Cancer Omega started the DEF CON Shoot, not Deviant Ollam. He's simply the current organizer. See more »

Crazy Credits

The DEFCON logo (a happy face with crossbones) flashes by at several points. See more »

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At the core of hacker culture
10 April 2014 | by rosebud017See all my reviews

I feel part of digital culture, but not necessarily part of the strange realms of hackdom. I wanted to learn about it, and it felt a good idea to start with a documentary about the oldest hacker festival on the planet. But "Defcon: The Documentary" is not only a film about a convention, but about a culture, a way of life, about challenges in the past, and possibilities for the future. (I was especially pleased to see the debate about misogyny in tech circles.) A very rich film, full of sadness, joy, pride, and never-ending debate. Highly recommended... and it really doesn't matter if you know anything about hacker culture at all. Doubleplusgood!


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