Staff Picks: The Internet’s Own Boy

Watch the Aaron Swartz documentary, plus 4 other hactivist docs, curated by FilmBuff.

Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded film, The Internet’s Own Boy, documents the life and loss of Aaron Swartz. The Internet activist pioneered groundbreaking work in social justice, education, and politics. But Aaron’s quest to free information led to federal indictment and a 2-year legal battle that ended in his suicide.

The Internet’s Own Boy is Aaron’s story. It’s a vibrant, complicated portrait. It is also a call to action. This is what’s at stake. And this is worth fighting for. Download the BitTorrent Bundle for $5, and share Aaron’s story.

The Internet’s Own Boy represents just one title from the FilmBuff net documentary collection. Grab the box set ($15) for four films, including TIOB, We Are Legion, The Startup Kids, and TPB: AFK.

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