April 27th, 2017
Slought Gallery (4017 Walnut Street)
free and open to the public
We Break Things is a documentary film directed by Rebecca Wexler and produced by the Yale Visual Law Project. It documents the struggles of three hacker groups over issues that range from the war in Syria to fascists in Europe, commenting on the meaning of free speech and technological determinism. The film reveals the good, the bad, and the human consequences of hacker activism as shadowy figures come forward to share their loves, losses, and deepest motivations.
Rebecca Wexler is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Yale Visual Law Project. She currently works as a Yale Public Interest Fellow at the Legal Aid Society Criminal Practice, where she helps criminal defendants access data that is material to their defense. She is also a Resident at the Data & Society Institute and a former legal intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before law school, she spent seven years making documentaries for television, art galleries, and theaters. Rebecca is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School.