Watch: 'Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' Doc Trailer
Our own Alex Billington loved the inspirational but tragic documentary The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year, calling it "an excellently arranged, engaging and powerfully moving documentary." Now the film is finally heading to theaters this summer and the first trailer has arrived. As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, but sadly, he was pushed to suicide after some federal lawsuits tore his life apart. This looks like a must-see documentary telling a tale that didn't need to end so tragically.
Here's the first trailer for The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz from Yahoo:
From help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, Aaron Swartz's fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity, and The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (directed by Brian Knappenberger of We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists) will tell it on VOD and in limited theaters on June 27th this summer.