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Video: 'Anonymous' Documentary Premieres at SXSW

| by Michael Allen

'We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists,' a documentary covering the hacking collective 'Anonymous,' premiered March 11th at SXSW in Austin, Texas (video below).

The film goes inside the world of Anonymous and explores early hacktivist groups such as 'Cult of the Dead Cow' and 'Electronic Disturbance Theater,' and then moves to Anonymous' beginnings on the website 4chan.

Through interviews with current members, those returning from prison or facing trial, writers, academics and activists, the documentary traces Anonymous’ evolution from pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach.