Films &

The Internet’s Own Boy

The Film

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Brian Knappenberger
Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Brewster Kahle, Lawrence Lessig, Carl Malamud, Quinn Norton, Tim O'Reilly
Run Time
105 minutes
Website, IMDB


Das Filmcafé
Schliemannstraße 15
10437, Prenzlauer Berg
Berlin, Germany

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Tickets are no longer available online. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Past Screenings

Inside Job

25 May, 2016


22 March, 2016

Last Train Home

25 February, 2016

The Internet’s Own Boy

28 January, 2016

The Salt of the Earth

26 November, 2015


28 August, 2015


30 July, 2016

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

25 June, 2015

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

22 May, 2015

The Human Scale

29 April, 2015

Page One: Inside the New York Times

31 March, 2015

Finding Vivian Maier

26 February, 2015

Tim’s Vermeer

29 January, 2015

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