This documentary takes a look at hacking beyond computer screens. In the place where technology and activists meet. Where the need to circumvent state surveillance and surveillance capitalism is severe. Where people see an unfair system in society and find a way to hack it. This is the true hacker habitat.
What compels some people to spend time and energy on building equipment to measure radiation, starting decentralised networks and even committing crimes to create a just society? Who are the people in critical need of encryption and trying to hack the political system?
Delivered in chapter form, this film shows hacker projects and ’system hacking’ from Japan, Cuba, occupied Western Sahara, Belgium and Sweden. These chapters are intertwined with thought provoking interviews where hackers talk about what they do. The film mirrors hacker ethics with the writings of political theorist Emma Goldman. Filmed under a decade, it provides a unique insight into the global political hacker movement.