#HOTDOCS: “THE FACE OF ANONYMOUS”
By Justin Waldman
The Face of Anonymous explores the powers of “Hacktivist” group Anonymous while focuses on Commander X specifically. Anonymous is the group behind cyber-attacks and supporter of Wikileaks while getting justice for the voiceless. However, The Face of Anonymous focuses solely on one member, Commander X – real name Christopher Mark Doyon – who is currently wanted by the FBI. One of the many things that Commander X is responsible for is hacking VISA, Paypal and Mastercard for no longer allowing people to support Wikileaks. This is initially what lead the FBI to investigate him as his abilities were now known to the highest law force in the world.
The Face of Anonymous gives us candid interviews with Mark himself, who has not made himself shy to the Hot Docs festival, as well as journalists who talk about the impact Commander X has had on the virtual and real world. There is some interesting thoughts and ideas that Commander X finishes with, specifically pertaining to the 2016 US election.