If you're not able to get out and about and participate in Occupy Wall Street, here's an opportunity to see that the story gets told straight up.
Frankly, I don't know how I missed this video. Perhaps the original title, "We are all Scott Olsen" was a bit off-putting. Seeing Scott Olsen shot and bloodied once was enough. The people who put that video together seem to have recognized the problem because now it's been re-titled as OCCUPY THE MOVIE--JFK Talks about the Occupy Movement, as indexed on VodPod. And that's actually totally accurate since the video is composed of Occupy images and a voice over of JFKs words.
The video is well worth watching. But, even more important, I think, is the project Corey Ogilvey and Andrew Halliwell have underway to do a full-length feature documentary of Occupy. From the OccupyTheMovie home page:
What We Need & What You GetThey're looking for money. At present, the goal is $75,000 by February 25 and only $2400 has been donated, so far. So, I encourage you to visit their home page, check out the perks and claim one for your honey for Valentine's Day!
A high quality, artistic indy documentary requires 750 total work days to complete between all involved. Add to this budgets for travel, accommodations, news archives, marketing materials, etc, and you begin to see the cost of film. Even if we only needed $200 p day to operate, this would have us at $150,000.
To our best abilities, we are recording every key cinematic moment of the Occupy Wall Street movement for its first year of existence. This requires daily attention, scrutiny, and context. We have done this so far on credit with a bank, but that only lasts so long. The film will be released to the public late 2012-early 2013.
Also, for evidence of their expertise, check this out.