The School of Communication and Department of Radio, Television and Film, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement presents a free screening of We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists as part of the Documentary Perspectives: Moving Pictures and Moving People series made possible by a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This captivating film takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical “hactivist” collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hactivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ raucous beginnings on the notorious website “4chan.” Through interviews with current members, people recently returned from prison or facing trial, writers, academics, activists and major players in various “raids,” the documentary offers the “inside story” on a world unseen by most.
Special Guest: Film distributor and Hofstra alumnus Michael Lawson of FilmBuff.
Q&A with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger via Skype.
Refreshments will be served.
All screenings are free and open to the public.