2600 Productions Presents

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The long-awaited DVD of FREEDOM DOWNTIME is now available. We had so much extra material that it couldn't fit on a single DVD! This two disc set has more features than just about any DVD ever released.

Translation into Danish, German, Spanish, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese (Brazilian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, and Chinese

Additional caption in English

Director's commentary track

Full length interview with Kevin Mitnick

Nearly three hours of extra footage

Lots of games and hidden stuff

Two full length discs, Region Free, DVD Format

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FREEDOM DOWNTIME is the story of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, imprisoned without bail for nearly five years. The film tries to uncover the reasons why the authorities are so scared of Mitnick as well as define what exactly he did. As word of a new Hollywood movie portraying Mitnick as a terrorist becomes known, hackers begin to turn to activism to get their message out. Through interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and experts in the computer and civil liberties arena, a picture of a great injustice becomes apparent. A cross country journey uncovers some realities of the hacker culture as well as the sobering reality that so many technically adept young people seem destined for prison.

Winner of the Audience Award for Documentaries at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2002

121 minutes, VHS format (NTSC)