New York City Premiere

#WhileWeWatch

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
6:00 pm ET
New York

In Person

Kevin Breslin, Director, Filmmaker
Alan Capper, President, The Foreign Press Association
Jesse LaGreca, Writer, The Daily Kos, Journalist
Priscilla Grim, Occupy Wall St Journal, Journalist
Tim Pool, TimCast.tv, Livestream Journalist
Justin Wedes, Occupy Wall Street Social Media Team
Moderator: Pete Fornatale, New York DJ and Author

   

 

The Occupy Wall Street movement has generated a whole new brand of interactive, participatory media, most notably livestreaming news from Zuccotti Park to the world. Kevin Breslin’s riveting documentary captures this media revolution at its conception, showing how cellphones affixed to laptops can create global social change. We witness the OWS media team taking on city government, big corporations, and police to get their vital message out. As director Breslin notes “Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet, cold and exhilaratingly alive with passion and energy. Intelligence, imagination, information and raw motion ruled every second!” Breslin’s film is a transfixing testament to that insurgent spirit. Key members of the OWS media team will speak after the screening.

This event is part of the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series

 

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