Director: Annie Goldson
Featured at Hot Docs and South by Southwest Film Festivals
Veteran New Zealand documentarian Annie Goldson tells the fascinating story of a notorious high-living hacker, internet content pirate, attempted politician, and celebrity fame chaser who goes by the name of Kim Dotcom.
Born in Germany, Dotcom was a middle-school dropout who began accruing notoriety as a hacker while a teenager. His larger-than-life adventures – which include a flashy, exhibitionist lifestyle of luxury cars, yachts, and parties paid for by questionable means — are extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the U.S. government and entertainment industry, being fought in New Zealand (where Dotcom resides), is one that goes to the heart of ownership, privacy, and ethics in the digital age.
Three years in the making, this documentary chronicles a spectacular moment in global online history, dubbed the “largest copyright case” ever, and reveals the truth about what actually happened.
Released in 2017
Explorers and Adventures