The Spot: We Are Legion

on Friday, Mar. 9th

The documentary “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktavists” hits the SXSW film festival this week. Director Brian Knappenberger’s film lays out the origin of the hacker collective Anonymous with insight and wit. We covered the film when it debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival in January, and are sharing with you the full interview with Knappenberger and editor Andy Robertson to mark the film’s second festival bow.

We planned this release for a while, but there is a tinge of timely irony as Anon is back in the news. The FBI has announced this week that the noted Anon/Antisec figure Sabu — real name Hector Xavier Monsegur — has been cooperating with law enforcement for months, leading to a string of arrests.

Music for this episode: “Chased By A Running Chupacabara” by Son of a Bit.  Used under a Creative Commons license and made possible by Free Music

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