When I read about radical movements like these, one of the first things I think about is how much involvement there is from people of color, especially black people, since that’s the group we’re most interested in here. I watch the trailer below for this upcoming new documentary, and it’s completely devoid of any non-white faces, even though its subject matter is one that I think speaks to a familiar history of struggle against authority and revolution, in a fight for rights.
Award-winning documentary We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists provides a penetrating look into the makings of the group responsible for mass digital protests around the world.
Directed by Brian Knappenberger, the documentary takes audiences inside the world of “Anonymous”, the radical “hacktivist” collective that has redefined civil disobedience from Sony to the Arab Spring for the digital age. The film explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups to the birth of “Anonymous,” from its 4chan beginnings to a full-blown movement with a global reach, and one of the most transformative events of our time.
Needless to say I’m curious to see it.
The film opens exclusively for one week only in Los Angeles (Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7) and New York (The Quad Cinema) on October 19. It’ll expand to other cities throughout the rest of 2012, and will be available on VOD on October 30.
Watch the trailer for the film below: