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|OccupyForum film presentation: "American Autumn: An Occudoc"|
|Date||Monday November 18|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2017 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
near the 16th Street BART station
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!
Another World Is Possible!!!
OccupyForum presents the film. . .
"American Autumn: An Occudoc"
and Q & A with David Hartsough
"What would a world look like that had a culture and an economic system that places human need above corporate greed, and how do we bring that world into being? Who cares what it is called. Call it Socialism, Call it Real Democracy Now, and Call it Chunky-Monkey-Cherry Garcia. The world needs to change radically, it needs to change dramatically, and it needs to change fast. This documentary is an invitation for you to participate in that positive change. Frankly, because, we need you. Yes, you."
Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn: an Occudoc is an inside-looking-out-view of the Occupy movement. With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Lee Camp, Naomi Klein, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, the film challenges us to keep on keeping on.
Writer/producer/director Dennis Trainor, Jr. weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters.
"This movie is an invitation for you to join the Occupy movement, but there are no membership dues, no papers to sign. All that is required is the willingness to see the world as it is and decide that you are going to be part of the solution. Occupy is less of an organization and more of an organism, a living, breathing, multi-tentacled force that refuses to find a niche or be pushed into a corner. This organism is still a baby, and the narrative it will be telling in the years to come is yours to write."
The film will be followed by Q&A and discussion led by David Hartsough. Where do we go from here? How do we rebuild the powerful potential of the Occupy Movement? What is already happening and what needs to take place to reclaim the power of the People and help bring about a radical transformation of our society? David Hartsough has been a nonviolent activist since he met Martin Luther King, Jr in 1955. Co-Founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce, Director of PEACEWORKERS and co-author of a new Proposal to build a global movement to END ALL WARS, David has been active with Occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC and with the Occupy movement in the Bay area.
Announcements to follow. Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!