Posts tagged Occupy Wall St
A Voice for Vacancy is a short documentary about the efforts of Picture the Homeless, a homeless rights group, in their struggle to properly identify vacant properties in NYC - vacancies they argue could and should be reclaimed by communities and put to use.
For more information: PictureTheHomeless.org
Collaboratively made by:
Alex Mallis | @analectfilms
Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!
We want to scream and break this wall of silence, injustice and indifference like the Israeli F16s breaking the wall of sound; scream with all the power in our souls in order to release this immense frustration that consumes us because of this fucking situation we live in…
We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal-dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, beating up or incarcerating young people demonstrating for what they believe in; sick of the wall of shame that separates us from the rest of our country and keeps us imprisoned in a stamp-sized piece of land; sick of being portrayed as terrorists, home-made fanatics with explosives in our pockets and evil in our eyes; sick of the indifference we meet from the international community, the so-called experts in expressing concerns and drafting resolutions but cowards in enforcing anything they agree on; we are sick and tired of living a shitty life, being kept in jail by Israel, beaten up by Hamas and completely ignored by the rest of the world.
There is a revolution growing inside of us, an immense dissatisfaction and frustration that will destroy us unless we find a way of canalising this energy into something that can challenge the status quo and give us some kind of hope.
We barely survived the Operation Cast Lead, where Israel very effectively bombed the shit out of us, destroying thousands of homes and even more lives and dreams. During the war we got the unmistakable feeling that Israel wanted to erase us from the face of the Earth. During the last years, Hamas has been doing all they can to control our thoughts, behaviour and aspirations. Here in Gaza we are scared of being incarcerated, interrogated, hit, tortured, bombed, killed. We cannot move as we want, say what we want, do what we want.
ENOUGH! Enough pain, enough tears, enough suffering, enough control, limitations, unjust justifications, terror, torture, excuses, bombings, sleepless nights, dead civilians, black memories, bleak future, heart-aching present, disturbed politics, fanatic politicians, religious bullshit, enough incarceration! WE SAY STOP! This is not the future we want! We want to be free. We want to be able to live a normal life. We want peace. Is that too much to ask?”
We Got This (Occupy Sandy)
Thousands in New York City remain without clean water, food, heat, or power. Relief efforts by locals offer continuing direct aid to the neighborhoods most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Please visit: interoccupy.net/occupysandy
Alex Mallis | @analectfilms
brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com | @brooklynfilmny
For information and to volunteer, visit interoccupy.net/occupysandy/
Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org and interoccupy.net.
video by Alex Mallis + Grayson Earle
Awesome video by friends at New Left Media!
Have the Occupy Wall Street protests that sprung up across the country this fall already passed? Shot in NYC, Oakland, and Cincinnati, this short explores the state of the #OWS protests now that local governments have removed permanent encampments, and asks what the future will be for this still-young nationwide movement.
Produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews), Erick Stoll (camera), and Liz Cambron.
Our videos are free to watch, but costly to produce. Every contribution helps to keep us online.
Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective presents
OCCUPY THE MEDIA
The Role of Independent Media at Occupy Wall Street
4 FILMS • 10 FILMMAKERS • 1 DISCUSSION
October 20th, 7:30pm
388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn
$8 suggested donation (nobody turned away)
In just under three weeks over 10,000 videos about OccupyWallStreet have been created and uploaded online. These videos - revealing police excess, marches, general assemblies and more formal documentaries covering the nature and processes of the movement - are helping to activate and proliferate the movement worldwide.
The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective will host a discussion and screening looking at the practice and theory of covering a social movement through video. Four of the most viewed videos from #OccupyWallStreet (with over 600,500 views to date) will be presented by the Brooklyn filmmakers who created them.
Guest moderator Martin Lucas, director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College and a senior fellow at the Center for Health Media Policy, will lead a discussion on the role of video in social movements, the coverage of Occupy Wall Street, and the potential challenges of the overwhelming amount of media coming out of Occupy Wall Street today.
An informal reception to follow. Oh, and cheap beers.
Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution by Iva Radivojevic and Martyna Starosta, 8 min
Right Here All Over by Alex Mallis, Lily Henderson & Ed David, 7 min
@OccupyTheHood, Occupy Wall Street by Adele Pham, 3 min
Consensus by four members from Meerkat Media Collective, 8 min