http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/04/26/whats-hot-at-hot-docs-3/ We Are Legion: The Story of The Hacktivists If Nina Conti restores the dubious image of ventriloquists in Her Master’s Voice, director Brian Knappenberger does the same for computer hackers. This is not a portrait of Wiki Leaks and Julian Assange, although they figure in it. It’s the coming-of-age tale of the worldwide underground collective known as Anonymous, which morphed from an outlaw quirk of pop culture into a significant political force—”the Internet’s first army.” The film shows how a bunch of basement geeks first got a sense of their own power by making gleeful, indiscriminate mischief on the Internet, and how they evolved into a movement with a mission. Their first significant target was the Church of Scientology. With their anonymity, they found the naive nerve to criticize and harass the Church, which had intimated more visible opponents into silent submission—though the hacktivists later realized they were not immune to harsh legal consequences. The movement truly comes into its own in demolishing firewalls put up by censors in Tunisia and Egypt—playing a crucial role in the Arab Spring.