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#killswitch: A Documentary About the Free Internet

Wednesday 06.15.2011 , Posted by
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From historic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East to the Telecom mergers in the States, 2011 has already proven to be a pretty tumultuous year for the Internet… and we’ve still got 6 months to go.

Enter the new documentary #killswitch. The filmmakers at Akorn Entertainment aim to make the case that a free and open Internet is essential for democracy and they launched a kickstarter.com campaign to prove it. Topics of the film include: the special relationship between Internet Service Providers and the United States Government; media consolidation; Julian Assange and WikiLeaks; and the revolving door between governments and big media.

Find out more about this timely documentary and how to save the free and open Internet here.

Watch the project trailer below, then head to Kickstarter to support this important campaign!

Visual News contributor Robbie Douglas provides the poster art for the film. See the original piece here.

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Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr



Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Hey! Saw your KS video.. cool.. You should watch my vid on the kill switch..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqpP7C6ELxI

    You should talk to Access Now and A Human Right and Dr. Paul Stephen Gardener..

  2. Please use killswitch engage song as the scoring it will be the most badass movie ever!

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