Date(s) - 05/21/13
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of the Redeemer
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A DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTED BY KEVIN BRESLIN
#whilewewatch is the gripping portrait of the #OccupyWallSt media revolution. Citizens came together at Zuccotti Park with energy, intelligence and guts to impassion their message,
“We are the 99%.”
#whilewewatch discovers the #OWS media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell their story.
Through rain, snow, grueling days, sleeping on concrete; they pumped out exhilarating ideas to the world. Fueled with little money, they relied on the power of Twitter, texting, Wi-Fi, posters, Tumblr, live streams, YouTube, Facebook, dramatic marches, drumbeats and chants.
We witness a new dawn with the power of social media.
#whilewewatch – Director’s Note
Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet, cold and exhilaratingly alive with passion and energy. Intelligence, imagination, information and raw emotion ruled every second!
I observed the birth of a line that will go down in history, “We are the 99%.”
The people in this film are genuinely decent. They all are immensely bright. They are kind, tough and loaded with the belief, this is what being an American citizen is about.
– Filmmaker Kevin Breslin
Doors open at 6:30, Film at 7. Light Refreshments. Potluck.
At Church of the Redeemer, Parish Hall, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102-3249. Enter at the gate at Crescent Street and corner of 30th Road, walk all the way back to the Parish Hall. Screening is on first floor