We invite you to interact with the speakers themselves!
OccupyMovie is a unique experience that continues beyond the film.
Click any of the speakers above to learn more about each of them. You’ll read a short bio, a few quotes, and perhaps some of their personal interests. Please leave a comment for one (or all of them). Each speaker visits OccupyMovie.com peridocially as their lives permit, so that they may answer questions and interact with you!
Perhaps you’d like to thank them for their expression. Perhaps you have some insightful questions you’d like to discuss. Perhaps you’d like to introduce them to more information or resources. Occupy is about raising awareness and having discussions.
Group participation is encouraged!
Thank you for joining the OccupyMovie social film experience!
Wikipedia describes social film as “a type of interactive film that is presented through the lens of social media.” We like to think of it as “A film that pulls you in to be a part of it through online social interaction, where your actions influence immediate feedback from film participants, as well as influencing topics of future films to be made.”
Tragically, many USA city governments have worked to dispel the Occupy assemblies. OccupyMovie is a continuance of the learning experience received by attending an Occupy location. We’re looking to extend the communication platform of Occupiers to world citizens across the globe. We recognize that mass media has done a very poor of accurately representing the movement. To balance this, we felt it was necessary to have a place where questions can be asked to real Occupiers one-on-one. The opinions of individuals within the Occupy movement are wide and varied, yet nearly all are anchored to common concerns for which they are demonstrating. The solidarity within this diversity is the magic of the Occupy Movement. As you visit OccupyMovie and watch the first film, you will meet a growing list of real Occupiers that are available directly to you to learn, question, and share with. As you interact with each speaker you also set the foundation for the subject of future films, which will include both current and new Occupy speakers!
We strongly invite OccupyMovie participation from educational facilities, such as high schools and universities around the globe. We’ll be working with some facilitators to set up potential coursework to be included for download. This may include exclusive teleconferences or coursework evaluations by OccupyMovie speakers as well. OccupyMovie is a great tool for students to study recent events and to participate first-hand with Occupy participants from the safety of a classroom.
Please share your own ideas. This is just the beginning.
We remain open to your feedback and suggestions!
By mid autumn 2011, the Occupy Movement was in full swing. However the major news networks had yet to acknowledge its existence. Soon thereafter the increasing groundswell of Occupiers demanded attention. But when the news networks arrived, they intentionally painted a false portrait. Corporate media stations wanted America to perceive the movement as ineffectual; the interviews they gathered were selectively edited to portray a negative and disorganized assembly. Ann Coulter compared the assemblers to Nazis, as Bill O’Reilly dismissed them as lazy and uneducated.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Over a single day at Occupy LA, our film crew listened to over 15 random people tell us why they were attending the movement. Everyone who spoke is featured in this film. This is a sampling of true voices within the movement, without labels or prejudice.
The film reflects that Occupiers are citizens with common bonds. They have gathered outside of political party categorization to bring attention to problems that affect us all. They are intelligent, and they are passionate. Some demonstrate with the fervor of youth, while others offer aged experience. Though of different opinions, they stand together as one voice to proclaim that change in our governing institutions is imminently necessary.
This is their story.
Angel Stanz, @angelstanz
Tina Urban, @ladytrubbel
Leah Cevoli, @leahcevoli
Camera, Sound, Editing, Web
The Codezero Media development team
Occupy Movie by Codezero Media is licensed under a
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