Sunday 22 December 2013
Guillermo Jimenez (Boiling Frogs Post) is joined by Vivien Lesnik Weisman:
“We discuss Vivien’s upcoming film The Hacker Wars (previously titled The Reality Wars), including the individual cases of Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, Barrett Brown, and the recently sentenced Jeremy Hammond.”
“We go into detail on the Hammond case and review Jeremy’s path from Chicago-based activist to enemy of the state and political prisoner. We discuss the importance of Hammond’s “epic hack,” what the public learned as a result, and what made him such a threat to the establishment. We also discuss the government’s infiltration of hacktivist groups...”
Journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Vivien Lesnik Weisman was born in Havana, Cuba. She graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Art History and New York Law School with a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. She was then accepted to the New York Bar. She went on to receive an MFA in directing from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. She has received numerous awards for her films, including the prestigious UCLA Spotlight Award for Best Dramatic Short and a Golden Eagle for Excellence in Latino Filmmaking.
Her most recent film, The Man of Two Havanas, a feature length documentary, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York to packed houses and standing ovations. The critically acclaimed documentary has gone on to win the most prestigious awards throughout the world, including the Grand Prix Documentary at the Festival Internacional du Cinema Latin de Paris...
After attaining the hard-won goal of completing an independent feature film, filmmakers are confronted with the equally gargantuan task of securing distribution. What better way to support “The Hacker Wars” than buying a DVD. Vivien Lesnik Weisman has been awesome help to Anons. Paying is a choice
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