Unauthorized Access – 1994 – Documentary
A Film by Annaliza Savage
I finished this documentary in 1994. It’s a total relic but I’m quite proud of it. I shot in 18 cities in 4 countries. It was just me, my backpack, some equipment and this really heavy 286 laptop! I traveled by train, and slept on floors. It took me months to edit. I edited at night, after the 911 Media Arts Center, by myself. The edit system was linear. By 4am I was talking to myself!
This was a fun project. I met some amazing people — everyone was so smart. Unauthorized Access was finished while the World Wide Web was being developed — so it was the early days of the internet, Gopher was the new thing . I don’t think there were any laws about hacking when I started making this — the whole subject was so new.
Thank you to the Cult of the Dead Cow for uploading the documentary to YouTube!