SD Jewish Film Festival hosts premiere screening of ‘Aaron Swartz’ documentary


The San Diego Jewish Film Festival will host the premiere screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy — The Story of Aaron Swartz,” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Carlsbad Village Theatre in Carlsbad.

The 90-minute documentary is about programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, a young man who made international news with his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organization in relation to the Internet world.

His aggressive approach to information access created a two-year legal nightmare that resulted in a prison sentence and ended in his tragic death at age 26. His story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity.

This personal story is about what we lose when we are tone-deaf about the interaction among technology, business, the power of government and its relationship to our civil liberties. After the screening, a Q&A discussion will take place with individuals who were involved with the case and personally knew the story.

The Carlsbad Village Theater is at 2822 State St. in Carlsbad.

For tickets, contact the San Diego Jewish Film Festival box office at 858-362-1348 or visit