Occupy Central Park premiered at the East End Film Festival in London's East End the first week of July, 2012. In London, the LIBOR Interest Rate-Fixing scandal exploded becoming one of the biggest financial scandals since the financial crisis of 2008. Outside Westminster, as the former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond gave testimony to Parliament, we met people from Occupy London, who told us that there would be running one of the acclaimed 'Occupy London Tours' on Saturday afternoon, the day of the premiere. We were invited to the tour to propose that people who were interested leave the tour early to go to the premiere of Occupy Central Park at the East End Film Festival, a few tube stops from St. Pauls, where the tour began.
Liam, the tour leader and a teacher in the East End's Tower Hamlets community, graciously accepted and about half the tour came to the premiere at the East End Film Festival. It was tough competition, as the tour was an engaging pin-point narrative detailing the conflict between the representative government and powerful economic interests throughout England's history from the late middle ages to the present.
You can learn more about the Occupy London Tour here:
Here is an early critical story about the LIBOR Interest Rate Fixing Scandal:
And you can learn more about Occupy Central Park and future screenings at: