Los Angeles – August 26, 2016
A Searing Exposé and Cautionary Tale About Internet ‘Hacktivists’ EDWARD SNOWDEN & AARON SWARTZ
And Their Quest to Save Democracy
The debut digital VOD and streaming release of Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet includes iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, X-Box, Vudu and more.
Trailer – https://vimeo.com/141338106
“One of the most honest accounts of the battle to control the Internet — and access to information itself. “
– U.S. Representative Alan Grayson
The film is backed by over 70 ‘Open Internet’ activist groups, including Free Press and The Center for Media Justice. Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internetwas created by Cinecity Pictures and Akorn Entertainment and is directed by Ali Akbarzadeh. It was written by Christopher Dollar and Ali Akbarzadeh. The film is produced by Jeffrey Horn. Lauren Taubman serves as Executive Producer.
The Internet is under attack. Free Speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs.
Official Film Synopsis:
The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs.
Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet is about the battle for control over the internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hacktivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the internet.
Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures? Or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?
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