The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords 2010s, activism, biopic, death, early 2000s, government, inspirational, internet, law, prodigy, social justice, suicide, technology, tragic
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Brian Knappenberger Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Lincoln Else Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Scott Sinkler Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Clementine Leger Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Denise Gaberman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Suzanne Danziger Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Jeffrey S Kanjanapangka Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Bryan Storkel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michelle Witten Editor n/a 172 7000002
Marianna LaFollette Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Nathan Tisdale Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Nathan Smith Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
John Dragonetti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Brian Knappenberger Editor n/a 172 7000005
Andy Robertson Editor n/a 172 7000003
Jason Decker Editor n/a 172 7000004
Greg Kidd Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Aaron Greenspan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Robert Swartz Himself n/a 121208 1000006
Ben Swartz Himself n/a 121208 1000007
Noah Swartz Himself n/a 121208 1000008
David Sirota Himself n/a 121208 1000005
David Segal Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Cory Doctorow Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Lawrence Lessig Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Susan Swartz Herself n/a 121209 1000009
Quinn Norton Herself n/a 121209 1000010
Zach Braff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Mason Fink Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Charlie Annenberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Brian Knappenberger Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman Herself n/a 121209 1000011
Brian Knappenberger Director n/a 2 2000001
Tim Berners-Lee Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz helped in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. His 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 Swartz 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. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
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