Hippies from Hell

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Hippies from Hell
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Hippies from Hell Title Card
Format Video (Web)
Genre Documentary
Origin NL
Language Dutch (English subtitled)
Release Date 27 November 2002
Running Time 53 min
Created by Ine Poppe
Directed by Ine Poppe
Produced by Ine Poppe
Written by Ine Poppe
Screenplay by Ine Poppe
Distributed by IP-productions
Narrated by NA
Starring xs4all, Hippies from Hell, HackTic, TOOL
Music by NA
Cinematography by Ine Poppe
Edited by Ine Poppe
Production Company IP-productions
Location(s) NL
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website hippies.waag.org

Hippies from Hell covers Dutch hackers namely organizations such as xs4all, Hippies from Hell, HackTic, and TOOL lockpicking club.


Hippies from Hell are a group of hackers, techies, artists, writers and puzzlers. In the eighties they published hacker magazine Hacktic and in 1993 they started the first Dutch Internet-provider, xs4all, thus opening the Internet for the general public. Apart from this they throw wild parties and organize open-air hacker festivals, using the Internet as their social platform. On their mailing list they discuss almost every aspect of our technology infested society. The Dutch hackers, as the hippies were called initially, are a special group within the international hacker movement, which they helped create for a large part.

In the film artists play with hardware, young hippies hack their school-calculators, lock pickers open locks without a key: hacking is not just fooling around with technology, it is an attitude, an activity, a verb.


Film User Format Link Notes
Hippies from Hell (2002) NA [ Archive.org]
Hippies from Hell (2002) NA MP4 thesprawl.org


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