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Trailer: 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

One year after the death of Internet visionary Aaron Swartz, Brian Knappenberger, a director of films about hacktivism, is ready to release a documentary that follows a child programmer’s maturation into one of the most important and effective political minds of his generation.

Swartz was Truthdigger of the Week the day his suicide under pressure from an indictment for accessing networks operated by MIT made headlines around the world. See the Kickstarter trailer for Knappenberger’s film, which premiers at the Sundance film festival this month, below, as well as a clip from the work.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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