“This movie shows the harrowing costs that have been paid to preserve an open Internet. Aaron Swartz was driven to take his own life, and Edward Snowden had to flee his home and country.” - Congressman Alan Grayson
“Anyone who values unfettered access to online information is apt to be captivated by ‘Killswitch,’ a gripping, fast-paced documentary." - Orange County Register
“Some of the most lapidary use of found footage this side of The Atomic Café.” - Metro Silicon Valley
The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs. Killswitch is about the battle for control over the Internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures? Or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?
Directed By: Ali Akbarzadeh
Produced By: Jeffrey Horn
A Film By: Akorn and CineCity Pictures