The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Friday, June 27 - Thursday, July 10, 2014

After emerging as an Internet activist, programming prodigy Aaron Swartz was indicted on multiple federal charges. Soon after, at the age of 26, he was found dead—an apparent suicide his family and supporters blamed on the feds’ aggressive prosecution. This dynamic tribute, incorporating home videos and featuring Swartz’s closest confidants, reveals a prematurely silenced fighter for information freedom. Official selection: Sundance Film Festival, SXSW

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Director Brian Knappenberger

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