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Hackers Are People Too 2008

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    vettacossx-alpha Midnight Mage Member

    Hackers Are People Too

    Hackers Are People Too

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    Hackers Are People Too is a documentary exploring the history and culture of individuals commonly know as “hackers.” The film sets out to debunk the myth of hackers as these sort of nefarious cyber-criminals and paint a more sympathetic picture of them as intelligent, respectable and hardworking citizens. The argument this film makes is that the strong majority of hackers are, in a sense, consumer advocates/watchdogs in the world of technology, constantly challenging companies to make better products, and in turn expediting and advancing technology as a whole. Where the film falls short is this almost Utopian vision of the hacker community we are given, where the only drama the director seems to find is a lack of women in the field.

    Overall this was a satisfying glimpse into a world I don’t know much about. The editing was crisp and the characters all seemed to speak freely and naturally, the sign of a talented director. The film runs in at about 45 minutes, but doesn’t feel too short. Most of the footage obtained is from a recent Defcon conference, which is an annual conference where hackers convene for a big tech fair and party. I would recommend this film to just about anyone. It was fun, full of colorful characters and really interesting. 4 out of 5 stars.​
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