About me, I've been part of the movement since the first week and have filmed interviews at OWS, ODC, OChi, OBoston ... was in NYC on the Brooklyn Bridge when they arrested 700+ people... Before that I was traveling around the country with a gang of down-on-their luck Chicagoans en route to Vegas in an 85 Winnebago, to blow an unemployed lawyers withheld mortgage money as a way of saying FUCK YOU to bailout banks who are all to ready to throw people out of their homes.
I am interested in setting up a screening of my recent feature documentary Bailout.
I want to share it with the occupy gang for a few reasons, namely our content: Bailout has several angles that distinguish it from many outstanding predecessors. First, the TARP bailout is not only decried, but roundly debunked as a total sham. To this day, TARP remains Congress’s costliest outrage and is possibly the greatest slap ever to the face to middle America, which overwhelmingly—and correctly—opposed the legislation that transformed our political landscape forever.
Second, Bailout focuses on unchecked criminal fraud that lies at the root of the crisis. Fraud—and the official refusal to punish fraud or indeed to uphold the rule of law at all (which begs collusion). Bailout describes several frauds committed by Wall St. against Main St.
Finally, Bailout is a call to action. Too many documentaries for me to count have done a great job of royally pissing me off while at the same time leaving me shaking my head: what in the Sam Hill should I do with my outrage? Not Bailout, amigos... so we started filming protests about a year before the OWS movement and use footage from OWS movements around the country that I've traveled to with a speech from Christopher Hedges in a way to inspire, anger and get even the most conservative of mothers to dawn a guy fox mask ;).
Here is a link to the trailer: http://vimeo.com/31802713
Would love to set up a screening for all the OChi gang, would be an honor.
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