The Hacker Wars
(h)ac(k)tivist [noun]: a person who uses technology to bring about social change. "The Hacker Wars" – a film about the targeting of (h)ac(k)tivists, activists and journalists by the US government. There is a war going on – the war for our minds, "The Hacker Wars". The government needs to control information. The film follows the information warriors who are fighting back, and it depicts the dangerous battle in which (h)ac(k)tivists fight for information freedom. Hacktivists impact the world in a new way by using the government's information against itself to call out those in power. Meet the hacktivists: "weev", Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond. They try to change the world and sometimes they go to jail.
Director: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Vivien Lesnik Weisman
Running time: 1h 31min
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Release date: 17 October 2014 (USA)
Cast: Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, Andrew Blake, Barrett Brown, Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran, Thomas Drake, Joe 'subverzo' Fionda, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Hammond, Christopher Hedges, Gregg Housh, Michael Isikoff, Sara Jafary, G. Johnstone, Jenna Kerouac