Brian Knappenberger

Director, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Brian Knappenberger is a documentary producer and director. He has created multiple award-winning documentaries, including We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, about the online hacktivist non-group Anonymous; Life After War, about political tensions in post-war Afghanistan; and A Murder in Kyiv, about the death of a Ukrainian journalist reportedly at the hands of government officials. Knappenberger has created numerous other documentaries for PBS FRONTLINE/World, National Geographic, Bloomberg News, and the Discovery Channel. His newest film, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Videos/Audio of Brian Knappenberger

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's... See more
Television and film stories can entertain, but they are also often one of the driving forces behind many social... See more