The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Poster

Release Date: June 27th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger explores the life and work of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz.

Cast: Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Brewster Kahle, Lawrence Lessig, Zoe Lofgren, Carl Malamud

Director: Brian Knappenberger

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Luminent Media

Distributors: FilmBuff, Participant Media

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  • This is a film that left me marveling at Swartz’s beautiful mind, and shaking my head at the insanity of the system he knew was badly fractured. show more

  • All but a must-see for anyone who knows enough to care about the way laws govern information transfer in the digital age, Brian Knappenberger's The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is an inspiring account of the life of, and an infuriating chronology of the persecution of, one of the Internet's most impressive prodigies. show more

  • Knappenberger can’t paint his subject as an imperfect human being because Swartz simply means too much to too many people right now. He’s a focal point for social and political change, with communal grief as its engine. show more

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