EFA’s Sydney Chapter, in conjunction with the NSW Council for Civil Liberties presents an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, Killswitch: the battle to control the Internet.

The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation and democracy are all up for grabs.

In Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world.

View the Killswitch trailer


The post-screening discussion will be led by:

Jon Lawrence, Executive Officer of EFA.

Jon has 20 years of experience in the software and internet service sectors and has been working for EFA since 2012. His interests include resisting mass surveillance, protecting privacy and freedom of speech, promoting copyright law reform and bridging digital divides. He has a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne.

Christopher Camacho, Office Coordinator of NSWCCL.

Christopher is currently pursuing his Masters at the University of Sydney studying Public Policy. His main area of interest, and the focus of his thesis, involves the growing importance of the internet on the future of democracy.


  • Thursday, 16th February, 6pm – 9pm (film screening will commence at 6.25pm)


  • Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Park & Bathurst Streets). (SMSA map)


  • Full price: $15.00
  • Concession: $10.00
  • EFA, NSWCCL & ALHR members: $10.00

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