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Film Screening: We Break Things…Hackers Fight for Freedom
February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WE BREAK THINGS pulls back the curtain on one of society’s increasingly powerful political forces, which to most people remains a mystery. Meet the hackers who build and break technology to defend civil liberties worldwide. Featuring intimate personal stories from deep inside the hacker community, this film showcases gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and other kinds of diversity among tech activists. Hacker culture, technology, and wit fuse in an electrified movement for digital freedom, as obscure figures behind the screens come forward for the first time to share their loves, losses, and deepest motivations.
Director/Producer Rebecca Wexler is a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School where she is currently a J.D. candidate writing on speech, privacy, Internet and democracy issues. She has produced, directed, shot and edited documentaries for the Yale Art Gallery and the Long Wharf Theater, and has worked as an Associate Producer and Archivist for PBS WETA and PBS American Experience. Rebecca recently completed work as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Sri Lanka, where she collaborated with a post-war media collective and taught documentary film production at the Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee.