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A Screening of Killswitch

Killswitch, the critically acclaimed documentary, takes an in-depth look at net neutrality and the battle to control the Internet. Filmmakers Ali Akbarzadeh, Chris Dollar, and Jeffery Horn are joined by Berkeley-Haas professor Ben Hermalin and Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Kit Walsh to discuss the impact of net neutrality legislation and the future of the Internet.

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for more details.

Event Overview

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

Event Description

Currently being screened at prestigious film festivals around the world including the IDFA and Cinequest, Killswitch is a documentary film directed by Ali Akbarzadeh, written by Christopher Dollar, and produced by Jeffery Horn. Killswitch is a film about the battle for control over the Internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. After the screening join us for a panel including all three filmmakers, Berkeley-Haas professor and net neutrality expert Ben Hermalin, and Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Kit Walsh to discuss net neutrality issues and the future of the Internet.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

5:00 p.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
5:50 p.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
6:00 p.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
6:05 p.m.  Event Begins

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Note on Tickets

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