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.
I knew a guy who went down there and protested, his family are super rich, often goes fishing on the family yacht, but he's reinvented himself as a hippy who writes poetry and elegantly slums it in Brooklyn. The Occupy movement changed nothing. I'm sure they aren't all rich kid hippies in that crowd, but who else in America has the time to do nothing for months on end protesting? Maybe some debate will clear this up.
Carpola on Aug 7, 2013
There's no debate needed to clear it up, you nailed it.
Zeeshopper on Aug 8, 2013
Carpola on Aug 8, 2013
The movie seems about as pointless and messy as the movement itself. Funny how people start "fighting" the system when it fails but before 2007 no one gave a crap. Maybe you should look at the people who took out mortgages they couldn't afford or the politicians that passed legalization that made these loans easy to give.
Vince on Aug 7, 2013
I am the 99% and these loons are loons. They don't represent me. They don't represent the 99%. Because its made up of individuals. Fools. Also, the two filmmakers get their name in the trailer but the others don't? Thats not very assbackwards, 'share everything', as the film advocates. Shouldn't they all have get that treatment. Isn't it unfair that 98% of the filmmakers on this film get no personal mention? But the top 2% do? Also, if you aren't happy with the country's treatment of corporations, then you shouldn't idolize Obama. He has had zero interest in dumbly going after corporate america for no reason at all, and he gets a medal for not being as big a moron as his voters want him to be.
Al on Aug 7, 2013
lol - no way. You lost me @ "Occupy Wall Street"
avconsumer2 on Aug 8, 2013
You know what's better than Occupy Wall Street? Labor unions.
Boiler Bro Joe on Aug 8, 2013
What a joke.
Nielsen700 on Aug 9, 2013
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