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Cinema Politica UofT: We Are Legion - The Story of the Hacktivists

Sponsored by UTGSU


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Thursday March 13 2014

Venue: First Nations House Lounge
Address: 563 Spadina Ave
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: YES

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WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan.
 
Through interviews with current members – some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial – as well as writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGION traces the collective’s breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world.
 
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Cinema Politica UofT is an initiative of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union. We screen films that challenge conventional narratives and that explore underrepresented stories. Our film screenings aim to engage students and the community in critical issues surrounding equity and environmental justice. We seek to accomplish this by following each screening with a discussion about how the content of the film relates to our own experiences and what action we can take collectively.
 
For more information on Cinema Politica UofT: www.cinemapolitica.org/uoft.
For more information on the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union: www.utgsu.ca
Organizer:external@utgsu.ca

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