In the realm of the hackers

Anderson, Kevin 2002 In the realm of the hackers, video recording, Sydney, N.S.W., Film Australia.

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Title In the realm of the hackers
Creator(s) Anderson, Kevin
Contributor(s) Moore, John
Dreyfux, Suelette
Di Chiera, Franco
Partner(s) Film Victoria
Year presented 2002
Year created 2002
Publisher Film Australia
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Description of moving image 1 videocassette (VHS) (55 min.)
Summary In the late 1980s, Melbourne was the hub of the computer underground in Australia, if not the world. The hackers who formed the underground were not disgruntled computer professionals or gangs of organised criminals. They were disaffected teenagers who used their basic home computers to explore the embryonic Internet from inside their locked, suburban bedrooms. From this shadowy world emerged two elite hackers known as Electron and Phoenix, who formed part of an alliance called The Realm. In the Realm of the Hackers charts Electron's journey from his initial innocent explorations to his ultimate obsession. It vividly recreates the climate of the 1980s, before there was public access to the Internet. The program takes us headlong into the clandestine, risky but intoxicating world of the computer underground to uncover not only how the hackers did it but why.
Notes Written and directed by Kevin Anderson ; Produced by John Moore Suelette Dreyfus (Associate Producer); Film Australia Executive Producer Franco di Chiera ; Narrator: Robert Menzies. The film was made with help from Film Victoria and the ABC.

A part of the original has been aired 22/06/10 ABC Foreign Correspondent 'Truth or Dare.

TELEVISION SCREENINGS : ABC1 March 24, 2004., ABC2 December 29, 2005., ABC1 February 1, 2006., ABC2 July 3, 2006., ABC1 October 26, 2006., Maori TV April 24, 2007., Maori TV February 8, 2008., ABC1 March 24,2008.

AWARDS RECEIVED : ACS Silver Award for Dramatised Documentary 2002, Finalist in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 2003 in Script Writing Category, Voted in the Top Ten Most Popular Films at the Sydney Film Festival 2002.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS : Sydney International Film Festival 2002., Revelations Film Festival, Perth 2003., Sguardi Australiani 3 Faces of Australia, July 21, 2004., London Australian Film Festival, March 12, 2005.

Language eng
Field of Research 190204 Film and Television
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
ERA Research output type JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
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