"Freedom means having control over your own life. If you use a program to carry out activities in your life, your freedom depends on your having control over the program. You deserve to have control over the programs you use..."

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Fateh Slavitskaya (Script, Voice, Production), Bassam Kurdali (Animation, Production)

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Libby Reinish, John Sullivan, Zak Rogoff


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Script: gedit, Piratepad, TextPlay (command line fountain renderer), Trelby (dedicated screenwriting application)
Sound recording: Audacity (voice), Ardour (music)
Story boards: Krita
Vector Mockups: Inkscape
Visuals, animation, rendering, editing, sound editing: Blender
webm encoding: Transmageddon (first batch), Pitivi (second batch)


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