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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

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

115 min­utes

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