December 30, 2011

Collaborative Film 99% Documents Occupy Protests

WE'VE ALL watched a documentary film or two. Most of them involve a great deal of planning, raising money and actual filming. Then comes the herculean process of editing all the material. The creators of an "in progress" Occupy Wall Street documentary are going about things a little differently.

Since the protest movement was happening all around them, they plan to take the footage from 75 filmmakers who captured imagery at various Occupy events across the country and edit the material and create a documentary film.

The producers are looking to raise $17,500 to finish the project.

They say that amount is needed "to buy hard-drive storage and editing space."

To drum up additional money, the filmmakers will hold an online screening. For $3.99, viewers can buy a ticket to watch early footage. The January 7 screening will be hosted by the producers, Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, as well as Williams Cole, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The Kickstarter campaign for 99% ends January 13.

Check out the trailer for the documentary and head over to the 99% website to learn more - and be sure to visit Kickstarter to contribute. As of today, the producers have 168 backers who have pledged $8,347.

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