Monday, September 7, 2015

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Director: Brian Knappenberger. 105 min. Documentary.

The number of documentaries I say "you owe it to yourself to watch this" are becoming too many, and this is another. Of course, you don't expect a genius like Aaron Swartz, who decided to single-handedly change the world and make the internet as free and available as possible, to live very long - but the concept of being powerless against a "democratic" government who decides to destroy you, is quite disturbing. Would've appreciated more about Swartz's personal life rather than his biography. But the film makes its mark, and compels one to support another Snowden/Assange/Manning/Swartz, whenever they rise.

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3 comments:

  1. What an incredible documentary!

    Thanks for reviewing it, otherwise I would totally have been unaware!!

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