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We Are Legion: Digital (R)Evolution

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WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists (SXSW 2012) takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film traces the collective's evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach. In the last year, Anonymous has been associated with attacks or “raids” on hundred’s of targets ranging from financial institutions, cyber-security firms to foreign dictators. They played a vital role in the “Occupy” movement and recently launched the largest DDoS attacks in history against Hollywood for their support of SOPA.

Armed with colleagues from the filmmaking and digital communities, writer/director Brian Knappenberger weighs in on the challenges of making the film, the roots of Anonymous, and their current battles with Hollywood.



MODERATOR Brian Knappenberger Dir WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists

Gregg Housh Owner

Gregg Housh is an Internet Activist involved with the online non-group Anonymous. His work has included coordinating global demonstrations against human rights abuses in the Church of Scientology and assisting Iranian members of the Green Movement in reaching the global media. He has built a strong sense of trust among several disparate subgroups of Anonymous and uses this to help act as a media interpreter for major online initiatives. When the sh*t hits the fan, the press usually call Gregg.

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