We Are Legion: The History Of Anonymous

The new documentary, "We are Legion" puts an actual human face on "Anonymous," the hacktivist group whose members if seen at all are usually sporting Guy Fawkes masks.

The Youtube video above is a trailer for the new documentary, "We are Legion" puts an actual human face on "Anonymous," the hacktivist group whose members if seen at all are usually sporting Guy Fawkes masks.

For those of you who didn’t hear of "Anonymous" until Occupy Wall Street started up, the doumentary "We Are Legion" puts traces the roots of early hacker-activist groups like the Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater before jumping into Anonymous’ roots in 4chan.

The 93-minute documentary is being shown at Slamdance, the underground alternative movie fest that runs during the Sundance Film Festival.

Angela Watercutter of Wired has an excellent report on the documentary, and note at the bottom of the report links to previous Wired reporting on the mysterious Anonymous.

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