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


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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a 2014 American biographical documentary film about Aaron Swartz written, directed, and produced by Brian Knappenberger. The film premiered in the US Documentary Competition program category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2014.

The film depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer, and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Footage of Swartz as a child is featured at the start and end of the film. The film is narrated by figures from Swartz's life, including his mother, brothers, and girlfriends. (excerpt from its Wikipedia page)

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rating 8.2 / 10
category Biography
year 2014
duration 1 hr 45 mins
added December 6, 2016

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