About the film

The Internet was never designed to be secure. ZERO DAY is a feature-length documentary that reveals how surveillance and espionage online was inevitable. Filmmakers follow a group of digital activists as they respond to intrusions, hacks, and espionage in real-time. They work passionately to protect online privacy and security in Syria, the Middle East and beyond. Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA uses many of the same strategies and techniques used by repressive regimes and online criminals to compromise privacy and steal data. The film explores the worldwide implications of online spying from the point of view of the technologists, researchers, analysts, advocates and policymakers who are on the frontline.