Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 94 min.
Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ‘Mendax’, Assange and two friends formed a group called the ‘International Subversives’. Using early home computers and defining themselves as ‘white hat hackers’ - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security.
suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
computers and web, hacker, gang, unlikely criminals, prank, rebelliousness, teenage life, computer hacker, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, youth, disorder, politics, technology, computer system, computer virus, programmer, troublemaker, computer genius, lifestyle, white supremacist, hacking, fax machine, undercover agent ...
20th century, 80s, 1990s