First Poster for 'The Internet's Own Boy: Story of Aaron Swartz' Doc
One of our most anticipated films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is a documentary about the late internet pioneer Aaron Swartz. The doc is titled The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - weaving together home video footage and anecdotal interviews from his closest confidants, director Brian Knappenberger creates a dynamic portrait of a precocious boy who grew up to lead the Internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech. Swartz was found dead one year ago in an apparent suicide. With the help of Kickstarter they made an entire documentary about him, remembering him and the issues he passionately fought for. Above all I just want to bring some extra attention to this doc.
Here's the first poster for The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz documentary via IMPAwards
From the Sundance 2014 guide: As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. After emerging as a pioneer of Internet activism, education, and politics, he was indicted on multiple federal charges in 2011 and 2012, setting off a complex chain of events that left the Internet community reeling. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 26, Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Brooklyn apartment. His family, friends, and supporters immediately blamed the prosecutors of the case, who aimed to put him in jail for 35 years and brand him a convicted felon for life. Swartz was persecuted for the very rights and freedoms for which he stood, and that ultimately broke him. Stay tuned for release details following Sundance 2014. We'll be reporting/reviewing from the festival soon.
I love it when unsung heroes get the attention they so deserve. Didn't know about this docu but definitely looking forward to it.
Neuromancer on Jan 12, 2014
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