Killswitch
    (Available Now)

    Documentary /USA/ 2014

    Director:  Ali Akbarzadeh

    Written by:  Ali Akbarzadeh,  Christopher Dollar

     

    Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet

    The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs. Killswitch is about the battle for control over the Internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the mostpowerful interests in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures? Or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?

    “[Killswitch] not only demonstrates how modern technology threatens our privacy and freedom, but it also recognizes the sacrifices that Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden made on behalf of those fundamental principles.” Congressman Alan Grayson – Huffington Post

    “Killswitch weaves together ancient and recent history in a way that makes heady issues like network neutrality and SOPA connect with non-technical people.” GeekWire 

     

    Executive Producer: Lawrence Taubman

    Producer: Jeffrey Horn

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