The Internet’s Own Boy depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him.
The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work.
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Producer: Brian Knappenberger
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Aaron Swartz; documentary; hacktivism; suicide; jstor; MIT; CFAA; Cory Doctorow; Tim Berners-Lee; Larry Lessig; internet; activism
Contact Information: http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy
Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International