Throughout the two month history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, mainstream media has either flat-out ignored the demonstrations or worked to discredit them with ridicule, and in some cases, deliberate misinformation.
So it’s a good thing that OWS doesn’t need the mainstream media to spread its message. Young filmmakers, web designers, graphic artists, writers and others with unrestricted access to the internet have done a fine job of publishing accurate accounts in real time.
They’re also preserving an accurate history of this revolution for posterity through projects like Occupy The Movie.
Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Corey Ogilvie, Occupy The Movie seeks to weave viral vignettes, documenting each event that shapes the movement, with candid interviews of leading figures around the movement: academics, politicians, philosophers, economists – to answer this historical question.
“We are all Scott Olsen” is a new short film that documents an attack on Iraq veteran and Occupy protester by Oakland Police. This movie and others produced by the movement prove that no matter how the 1% attempts to block and pervert coverage of this movement, this is just the beginning, and we are all watching.
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