Brian Knappenberger

Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning documentary director, producer, and writer whose credits span film and television. His most recent feature film, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is the winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay.

His other films includeWe Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, which explores the online activist group Anonymous and chronicles a year of unprecedented online protest. Under his Los Angeles-based production company Luminant Media, Knappenberger has created renowned investigative documentaries for PBS, Pivot, Bloomberg Television, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel.

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