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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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  • Thu Mar 26 : 

    Q&A w/ filmmakers Sarah Teale & Michael Hirschorn + subject Harri Hursti at 7:30!

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KILL CHAIN: THE CYBER WAR ON AMERICA’S ELECTIONS takes a chilling look into the security of election technology revealing how unprotected our voting systems really are. With the integrity of 2016’s election in question, 2020 is also at risk as malware may already be in place to disrupt aspects of the multi-faceted election system – from voter registration rolls to ballots. As more precincts rely on electronic voting machines, seemingly unrelated attacks over the past few years can be seen as part of a “kill chain,” in which state sponsored hackers employ cyber weapons instead of military force to undermine faith in the democratic process and the freedoms that many Americans assume are protected. Following Harri Hursti, the legendary Finnish hacker turned election expert, as he investigates election-related hacks, the film also features candid interviews with key figures in the election security community as well as U.S. Senators from both parties who are fighting to protect the sanctity of the votes of U.S. citizens.

Screening as part of the Winter 2020 season of Pure Nonfiction.Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $18 for the general public and $15 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Winter 2020 films (Feb 11 – Mar 31) is available for $110 for general admission, and $90 for IFC Center Members, here.


  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Director Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels, Sarah Teale