A documentary about the Occupy movement in New York city.
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 3:00 pm, $5
All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story
A documentary by Marisa Holmes.
It is 2011. Three years into the global financial crisis, there is a growing sense that political and economic elites sold out the people. In response, a wave of revolutions spreads from North Africa to Europe, and even the United States. In New York City a small group of activists meet in the NYC General Assembly to discuss the possibility of #OccupyWallStreet. On September 17th they go to the financial district and occupy Zuccotti Park. They rename it Liberty Square. The square is a liberated space. Assemblies are held to make collective decisions, working groups are formed to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. A new world is being built and anything seems possible. In a matter of weeks there are over one thousand occupations formed across the globe. The activists soon find themselves in the center of a growing movement. They face many external challenges including the media, the unions, political parties, and police violence. However, it is the internal challenges that they cannot overcome. The non-fiction feature film, All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story, tells the story of OWS from the perspective of those who lived it. Filmed by and in conversation with participants, the film offers a glimpse inside the daily life of occupation as well as reflections on the experience.
Marisa Holmes (in person) is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Since a young age she has used media for social justice. She holds a BFA in Film, Video and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a 100 Projects for Peace grant from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis foundation. She also has a MFA in Integrated Media from Hunter College.
Holmes has covered social movements in the US and internationally with particular interest in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings. Her work has appeared in such outlets as the International Times, Truthout.org, Waging Nonviolence, Al Jazeera, and PBS, as well as the AK Press compilation We are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. As a participant and media maker Holmes believes strongly that people must tell their own stories. Thus, she decided to make a film about her own experience in Occupy Wall Street. All Da y All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story is her first feature film.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 23rd, 2016 7:30 PM