The Internet's Own Boy

Directed by Brian Knappenberger

Release Year: 2014
Running Time: 105
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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Screening Info
Cast
Cindy Cohn
Aaron Swartz
Tim Barners-Lee

Crew
Directed by Brian Knappenberger

Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped shape the digital landscape we all use today. He helped develop the internet protocol RSS and was a co-founder of Reddit. Chronicling his pioneering efforts crusading for open access and free speech and the resulting legal nightmare and tragedy that ensued, The Internet's Own Boy is a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced the values of Silicon Valley startup culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice, no matter what the cost.

Educational Reviews

"A provocative film about free speech in the internet age." ★★★ Stephen Rees,

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Critical Acclaim

An American Library Association Video Round Table notable film of 2015