Sundance's '99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film' Trailer
In an effort to duplicate the collaborative effort of those who built the movement known as Occupy Wall Street, an effort was made to document the confusing protest in an indie documentary called 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film. Over 100 filmmakers contributed footage to the film, and the named directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell intended to decentralize the filmmaking process. But it turned out to be nearly as messy as the protest itself, and progress on the film was hard to make. The trailer shows what a jumble of a documentary this is and shows why it didn't get much praise at Sundance. Watch?
Here's the trailer for 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, originally from Yahoo:
In 2011, seemingly overnight, Occupy captured the imagination of our nation—and the world. The sweeping story of the birth of a movement, 99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film follows a disparate group of activists who converge on lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to build a society organized by nonhierarchical decision-making structures. Designed in part as an experiment modeled on Occupy’s process, the film employs multiple cameras around the country to capture the kinetic, immediate experience on the ground, peppered with a comprehensive range of viewpoints from activists, experts, and more. Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic directed the film which hits theaters September 6th.