Post By Jimmy Ryan
99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film will undoubtedly, by name, inspire a quick reaction in most people. Still fresh in our minds, we remember what we thought of Occupy in 2011, and (i’d imagine) most will either watch or not watch based on that reaction alone. This is really unfortunate in this case, because the film truly separates itself from the rest of the average Youtube attempts. Throughout the film, you can’t help but notice how it covers in a purely event and information based way. Many times while watching I found myself amazed by how well events were portrayed, and the work it took to get people on, that could really shed light on what the intentions were of Occupy. The film starts out by bringing you from the beginning stages in New York, through the expansions globally, and really breaks down what the root causes were. I never felt along the way that one opinion or another was being forced in any way, which even as a sympathizer of Occupy, was refreshing. I didn’t understand how that was possible till I talked to two of the people behind the film, and they were very clear about not being a “part” of Occupy; Only there to cover it. Opens in NY and LA on September 6.
You can listen to that interview here.