The New Radical
"By nature of its central subject, it's a piece of work that infuriates and excites. It's a deeply upsetting movie, and then, sporadically, a hopeful one."
"The New Radical excels at venturing into the thick of that void to reveal the men eager to dwell in its darkness."
"Locating the common ground between pro-gun activism and anti-big-bank subversion, The New Radical is as complex as it is discomforting."
"For such a cerebral documentary,The New Radical packs a wicked punch."
"The great strength of The New Radical is that it's not on its subjects' side (or totally against them either). It's the rare documentary that lets you decide."
Nominated Bronze Horse at Stockholm Film Festival
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Runtime: 109 min
GENRES: Documentary, Crime, Economics, Science and Technology
Making a printable gun landed Cody Wilson on the U.S. government's watch list. Together with British programmer Amir Taaki, they founded a Bitcoin app that allows its users to "go dark" – because for this pair of crypto-anarchists, ensuring freedom of information and challenging economic structures they view as corrupt is mandatory. Adam Lough glimpses a rarified world, where these new radicals revel in questioning everything from gun control to encryption, even if it means incarceration. Yet the question remains: Are they freedom fighters or criminals? This captivating encounter examines how their distinct group came about and what their existence says about the economic, cultural, and technological landscape.