Hackers Wanted

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Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film. Directed and written by Sam Bozzo, the film explores the origins and nature of hackers and hacking by following the adventures of Adrian Lamo, and contrasting his story with that of controversial figures throughout history. The film is narrated by Kevin Spacey.

Originally named Can You Hack It?, the film failed to get a conventional release, according to Lamo, because of conflicts between its producer and others on the team. The more commonly cited reason is a problem with the quality of the finished product. On May 20, 2010, a version of the film was leaked. Lamo has stated that he had no involvement in the leak.

It’s ironic that a film about overcoming barriers, about new technologies, about thinking differently, had to come to the public eye by being hacked out of the hands of people who, after making a film about the free flow of information, tried to lock away that information forever. The truth tends to itself. -Adrian Lamo.

On June 12, 2010, a director’s cut version of the film was also leaked on various sites. This version of the film contains additional footage and is significantly different from the one previously leaked.

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  • Andrey 4 years ago

    Isn't it just ironic that a film such as this would be removed?
    I mean, seriously, isn't it just a few too many coincidences that films investigating new technologies would be hidden from he public in such a petty manner. Even though it is no longer here, it will remain in existence, so why hide it?