[Lab] We want to meet hackers world wide
ohai at hackitat.com
ohai at hackitat.com
Thu Aug 9 16:22:09 EDT 2012
Hi we are making a documentary about the global hacker culture,
especially, the political side of hacking. We are emailing spaces around
the world to see what kind of interesting projects that are in process
so that we can feature them in the documentary. We want to tell the
story of the hacker community with the voices of the hackers themselves.
We also want to do a film about the global hacker culture visiting the
four corners of the earth.
Below is a text about the film.
On the 29th of November 2009 Malmö's hackerspace Forskningsavdelningen
was raided by masked riot police.
Armed with batons and pepper spray they stormed the social center where
the hackerspace housed and confiscated computers and other technical
One of the people detained was a hacker named mackt. With a background
in The Pirate Bay, for him the raid was yet another proof of society’s
mistrust and lack of understanding of hacker culture.
After the incident he wanted to do something about the distorted image
of hackers. He contacted the film collective RåFILM in Malmö and the
idea was born to make a documentary that explains the political aspects
of hacker culture beyond the simplifications and preconceptions.
The film will take them out on a long trip to the famous and infamous
hackers and activists around the world, hackers that express themselves
artistically and politically through technology. What are their
motivations? What are the politics and activism hacker culture has
shaped out? How does this impact our world? The film will feature unique
encounters with people that usually elude the public. It will crash land
in the middle of the conflict currently taking place between those who
want to keep the technology and the Internet free and those who want to
Cheers, Alex, Gonzalo and Mackt
This is our crowdfunding. Please spread or support if you like
Here is our PGP key for sensitive inquiries:
XMPP: hackitat at jabber.ccc.de
Skype: Gonzalo_pr, mackt_, rafilm_veitch
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