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“Killswitch” Official Trailer | Akorn Entertainment

I just watched Killswitch, which covers the deeds of Internet hactivists Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden. Incredibly, the film distills the major issues of our time into 74 minutes. It’s a “must-watch” for anyone who wants to better understand the relationship between an open Internet and democracy.

“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?” ~ Akorn Entertainment

“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


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Carol A. Hand

    This is an excellent video with such an important message, JoAnn. I knew how it would end and just couldn’t bear to watch how such a gifted, lovely young man as Aaron Swartz was targeted because of his beliefs that free universal access to information is a basic human right. And the battle isn’t over…

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for caring and sharing!

  2. usfman

    Certainly this issue powerfully contributes to the lack of trust today permeating mankind.

  3. Rosaliene Bacchus

    JoAnn, I watched it a few days ago on Netflix. The end of net neutrality would signal the beginning of a new era of mental slavery and human domination.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      That must be what the earthly all-mighty powers are aiming for. 🙁

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