This two-minute trailer is riveting and blood-boiling for millions. It’s also a must-see for anyone who wants a quick break from the mundane, but doesn’t have 20 minutes to spare.
It focuses on Aaron Swartz, a profound writer, developer, speaker, and activist. His political hacking endeavors surrounding the SOPA/PIPA arguments happening in the American government are widely known is some circles, but hidden in most. His record of hacktivism and will to fight for freedom garnered the attention and praise of “the Internet collective” but was met with backlash from authorities. This backlash, mixed with his own mental battles, led to an unfortunate and tragic death.
With such an immense impact on our physical and digital world, we can find fragments of Swartz scattered across the Internet. His personal website (listed above) still contains his thoughts, as does the many forum accounts, articles, and speeches he has authored.