The Internet’s Own Boy (see previous post), a documentary about deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, is now available to watch in theaters and available to purchase online. The documentary is also available via the Internet Archive. We previously wrote about the theatrical trailer for The Internet’s Own Boy.
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s 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.
image via The Internet’s Own Boy