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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.
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Credited cast:
Anon2World ...
Himself
Anonyops ...
Himself - Anonymous
...
Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Aaron Barr ...
Himself - Former chief executive, HBGary Federal
Barrett Brown ...
Himself
Adrian Chen ...
Himself - Editor, Gawker.com
Stanley Cohen ...
Himself - Defense lawyer (archive footage)
Gabriella Coleman ...
Herself - Researcher, McGill University
Joshua Corman ...
Himself
Josh Covelli ...
Himself
Peter Fein ...
Himself - Hacktivist
Mercedes Haefer ...
Herself
Homocarnula ...
Herself
...
Himself - Internet activist
Tim Hwang ...
Himself - ROFLCon
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WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous' own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members - some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial - as well as writers, academics and major players in various "raids," WE ARE LEGION traces the collective's breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world. Written by Luminant Media

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Anonymous - L'esercito degli hacktivisti  »

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The Vidiot Reviews...
17 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

Thanks to online anonymity you can now let your friends know that they're fat sluts without having to lose their friendship.

However, fat shaming is far from the mandate of the faceless hackers in this documentary.

From its early inception on image-based message boards to its impact on the occupy movement, the polemic collective of online hackers known as Anonymous has always put freedom of speech first on their list of demands.

Claiming to have hacked numerous email accounts and websites belonging to governments, politicians and movie executives, the faceless rabble reinforce their rule when civil liberties are threatened.

Speaking in-depth with masked/unmasked members (Anon2World, Gregg Housh) as well as curators of online media outlets that tout its exploits, We Are Legion may be biased but it does divulged incredible insight into this unorganized organization.

Furthermore, it's nice to know that those masks they wear don't mean they're all Juggalos.

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