‘We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists’
Thursday March 29
Doors at 6:30
Program starts at 7:00
Crawford Family Forum (474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91105)
Free Sneak Preview, preceded by a discussion: ‘Civil Disobedience Meets the Internet: Activism in the Digital Age’
Cinema Speakeasy is thrilled to team up with Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 KPCC and the Crawford Family Forum to present a free sneak preview of director Brian Knappenberger’s festival buzz-maker: ”We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists“.
Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, the London riots – all point to social media and the Internet as driving factors for their movements. And then there’s Anonymous, the radical “hacktivist” collective that has redefined civil disobedience as they set their sights on everyone from big banks to Scientology. Is there still a role for “boots on the ground” or has the digital age changed activism forever?
Join KPCC’s social media editor P. Kim Bui, Brian Knappenberger, writer/director of “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists”, and community activist Manuel Criollo for talk about modern activism, followed by a sneak preview screening of the film. Free with RSVP.