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Watch: Full-Length OccuDoc, American Autumn

9:48 am in Uncategorized by Dennis Trainor Jr

In his review of my first feature length field documentary, David Swanson, wrote:

We have the capacity to communicate .  And that capacity just expanded dramatically.  Because we now have a film of our own.

This is not amateur hour.  This is a movie as well made, in technical terms, as any Hollywood blockbuster with Pentagon funding.  But this is a movie with us in it.  I don’t mean our little group of activist friends.  I mean us, the people of this country, our stories, our hardships, our triumphs, our injustices, our tragedies, our humor.  This is radically different from what you’ll see at your local movie theater. (emphasis mine)

In addition to submitting this to various film festivals, I  have decided to make the entire feature length available for free. If you enjoy it, please share it.

more at www.Occudoc.org
written, directed & produced by Dennis Trainor, Jr
Associate producer, co-editor, graphics & titles, Aj Russo


ABOUT THE FILM

What would a world look like that had a culture and an economic system that places human need above corporate greed, and how do we bring that world into being? Who cares what it is called. Call it Socialism, Call it Real Democracy Now, and Call it Chunky-Monkey-Cherry Garcia. The world needs to change radically, it needs to change dramatically, and it needs to change fast.

American Autumn: an Occudoc is an invitation for you to participate in that positive change.

With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Lee Camp, Naomi Klein, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, writer/ director Dennis Trainor Jr weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters.

The film includes an original score by Goldi (an OWS occupier himself and key member of Guitarmy) with additional original music created by Mike Lawrence-Yanicelli.

The legendary punk band FUGAZI supplied additional songs.

AJ Russo served as the Associate producer, co-editor, and created all of the graphics; James Russo served as sound designer.
www.Occudoc.org
Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/AmericanAutumn2011

Protesters Pepper Sprayed in DC

3:39 pm in Uncategorized by Dennis Trainor Jr

Sunday, October 8th – Nearly 1000 peaceful protesters were denied entry into a free museum (Smithsonian Air and Space). We intended to stage a die in under a drone exhibit. We don’t think a U.S. Museum should glorify weapons of mass destruction. We were denied entry, physically beaten back by police, and at least 12 of us (myself included) were hit with Pepper Spray. …. Join us in Freedom Plaza. #oct6 is in solidarity with #occupyDC, OccupyWallStreet and #OccupyEverywhere

When Will the verb Revolt turn into the noun REVOLUTION?

12:24 pm in Uncategorized by Dennis Trainor Jr