V for Vendetta is a 2005 dystopian political action film directed by James McTeigue. It is based on the 1988 DC Comics limited series of the same name. The film is set in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. It centers on V, an anarchist and masked freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts, and Evey Hammond (portrayed by Natalie Portman) a young, working-class woman caught up in V's mission. V for Vendetta has been seen by many political groups as an allegory of oppression by the government; anarchists have used it to promote their beliefs. The Guy Fawkes ma… Read more
Anonymous is a decentralized international activist/hacktivist movement widely known for its various cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions, and government agencies, corporations, and the Church of Scientology. Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous members, known as Anons, can be distinguished in public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta.