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'The Internet’s Own Boy'

The Internet’s Own Boy
Noah Berger

When hacktivist Aaron Swartz committed suicide in early 2013, he became an instant icon for the information-wants-to-be-free movement. This documentary burnishes his brainy legend while explaining his intellectual evolution and pointedly critiquing the feds who scapegoated him. It's a celebration of a kid who hacked his own brain, an excoriation of tone-deaf government that hounded him and the tragedy of a man who couldn't code his way out of depression. —L.H.

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