I am a documentary filmmaker, activist and Occupy participant in British Colombia.
I recently released a non-profit film about the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together movements. It is entitled “Rise like Lions”, after Shelley’s poem. The documentary came in at the #1 spot on Films for Action's top ten list of the best Occupy films, and #4 on their list of the top ten "world-changing documentaries" of 2011.
Rise Like Lions is useful both as an educational tool about the nature of Occupy, as well an inspirational piece for activists themselves. It has so far been screened at about two dozen Occupy locations worldwide, including Detroit, Atlanta, London, Dublin, Auckland and Amsterdam.
I am currently sending it out to as many Occupy locations as possible. Now that Zucotti Park has been re-opened, and the movement morphs into new forms, it is my hope that the film may provide a jolt of inspiration. I am aware that many if not most participants in the encampments have either been evicted or brutalized by the police. But each location has a core group of activists who are attempting to keep the flame alive through the winter. I hope Rise Like Lions can help in some small way.
Here is the streaming video link…
And here is a download link in case you would like to burn and disc and arrange a screening.
I have a posted a few quotes about the film below.
"Scott Noble's film Rise Like Lions takes the people, actions, and words from the camps and streets of Occupy Wall Street and provides a radical, compelling and inspiring account of what the movement is about. Watch it. Share it. Do it!"
- Ron Jacobs, Journalist, Author The Co-Conspirator’s Tale
"Beautifully captures the unfolding essence and growing possibilities of the OWS movement"
- Phil Rockstroh, Poet
"A powerful documentary capturing the Occupy movement’s humble origins, rise to prominence and current global context. A must-see for both those active within the movement and those perhaps still curious as to just what Occupy is all about."
- Ben Shreiner, Activist, Author Class Struggle on the Waterfront
Ronnie Cummins, Fmr campaign director, Foundation on Economic Trends
"A treatise to the beautiful awakening of human heart and hope that has arisen in the American people, capturing the imagination and dreams of a new generation's struggle to create a better world."
- Tim Hjersted, Films For Action
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