Chicago Filmmakers Screening WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKIVISTS

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30pm

Wabash Campus (623 S. Wabash), Hokin Auditorium 623 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, 60605

Chicago Filmmakers Screening WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKIVISTSWE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKTIVISTS
Directed by Brian Knappenberger
USA, 2012, 89 min
CHICAGO PREMIERE

Friday, December 7, 2012 // 7:30pm
Hokin Hall at Columbia College Chicago // 623 S. Wabash Ave
Suggested Admission: $8

We are Legion takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical “hacktivist” collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hacktivist groups like “Cult of the Dead Cow” and “Electronic Disturbance Theater,” then moves to Anonymous’ raucous beginnings on the 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 traces Anonymous’ evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience of our time.

POST-SCREENING SKYPE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BRIAN KNAPPENBERGER

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