Sep 9, 2022
Interviewer: MATTHEW BERKMAN. As director of the film Enemies of the State, now available on Hulu and for rent on other platforms, SONIA KENNEBECK found herself in a narrative maze that begins with an all-American couple who built careers in U.S. intelligence, whose adult son, Matt DeHart, happened to be part of the hacker group Anonymous. In 2009, he was arrested for possessing child pornography, but he in turn accused the government of framing him for his involvement with WikiLeaks and Anonymous. He has since become a cause celebre alongside Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. In her discussion with political scientist Matthew Berkman, Kennebeck describes the painstaking process of vetting the truth when so much of the key information is missing, lost, or deliberately hidden. She also describes her new project on the Reality Winner case. See the trailer for Enemies of the State here.