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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

Screenings

Tue, May 1 6:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Thu, May 3 3:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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Sat, May 5 7:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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93 minutes | USA  | International Premiere | Rating: PG


We Are Legion is a guide into the world of Anonymous, the “hacktivist” collective with no defined leadership or structure that’s responsible for numerous acts of a new internet-based civil disobedience. Through interviews with current members and those awaiting trial, as well as with other major online figures, writers and academics, we gain an understanding of motives and what it means to be involved with a group redefining online activism. We hear from a group that began as a forum to share jokes, learning about the development of their ideology and their ability to mobilize thousands worldwide. A history of the internet’s evolution, the film traces the birth of a powerful democratic activism that’s making corporations and governments very nervous. Charlotte Cook


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Brian Knappenberger

Producer(s)
Brian Knappenberger

Editor(s)
Andy Robertson

Composer(s)
John Dragonetti

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