A documentary by Prix du Genève award winner Ine Poppe about
a group of Dutch hackers, techies, artists, writers, and puzzlers
known as the "Hippies From Hell" is now available for free online.
These Dutch hackers, as they were referred to initially, are a special group within the international hacker scene, which they played a major
role in forming. The film contains rare footage from some Dutch hackers who would not speak to the media, but speak freely here.
In the 1980's they published hacker magazine Hack-Tic
and in 1993 they started the first Dutch Internet provider, xs4all.
The documentary also features the rising of the lockpick sport club TOOOL, and takes
you along on a trip to various European open air hacker conferences.
The 53 minute documentary can be downloaded for free at
http://hippies.waag.org in DIVX format, Quicktime streaming, and downloadable Quicktime video.
"Hippies From Hell" is the first film online in the Waag Connect program.
Waag Connect is a project of Waag Society, offering experimental public
cultural network space and (very high) bandwidth.