DEEP WEB is the documentary that explores the Dark Net, Silk Road, and the arrest of Ross Ulbricht. We look at the film trailer and hear from director Alex Winter and Ulbright’s mother, Lyn Ulbright, about the miscarriage of justice going on against the advocates of the dark net. How the Prison Industrial Complex, the War on Drugs, and the vanquishing of online privacy is colliding to imprison Ross Ulbright, plus the future of the Dark Net, and the human face of the struggle for internet freedom is explored in this BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner at the 2015 SXSW Festival.
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DEEP WEB is an EPIX Original Documentary premiering on May 31st at 8pm e/p.
DEEP WEB gives the inside story of one of the the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. The film explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.
In addition to being the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web features the core architects of the Deep Web; anarchistic cryptographers who developed the Deep Web’s tools for the military in the early 1990s; the dissident journalists and whistleblowers who immediately sought refuge in this seemingly secure environment; and the figures behind the rise of Silk Road, which combined the security of the Deep Web with the anonymity of cryptocurrency.
Lifelong actor, producer and director, Alex Winter started as a child actor on Broadway and came to prominence in the wildly popular BILL AND TED franchise. Winter has directed two narrative features: cult classic FREAKED for 20th Century Fox and FEVER, which screened at Cannes. His TV credits range from MTV’s THE IDIOT BOX to Emmy-nominated work for Cartoon Network, two Ben 10 films, as well as numerous music videos.
Winter’s VH1 Doc DOWNLOADED world-premiered at SXSW.
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the man accused of running online black market Silk Road. Since his arrest, Lyn has become outspoken about Ross’s innocence and actively campaigns for internet freedom. She runs the site FreeRoss.Org which is following Ross’s case and raising money for his defense.
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