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About the Movie
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 most powerful 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?
This documentary is a must see. Informative and entertaining. If you liked "Citizen Four", you will also really like this film. Tells the Snowden and Swartz stories in a unique way, framing the battle over the Internet as essentially a fight for democracy itself. The commentary by Tim Wu and Lawrence Lessig is brilliant. I give it an enthusiastic 5/5!
Great movie to enlighten and make us all think. Written with incredible style and edited flawlessly. Will watch it again and again.
A Powerful and Entertaining Film
Killswith is a must see. It's that simple. If you care about civil rights, privacy, the information economy, or government overreach, this is the film for you. A well-written, beautifully presented look at the battle to control the information infrastructure that our economy and our future depend on. Knowledge is power, and this documentary was shown to members of congress before an important vote on net neutrality. Whether you are a techie or not, this story is relatable, entertaining, informative, and truly a bit frightening. You can't afford ignorance in the modern world. This movie will open your eyes to the shocking creep of the surveillence state. Be part of the solution. Watch this film.