#whilewewatch - Directed by Kevin Breslin
#whilewewatch is a story about long-term impact of theOWS movement, how it changed the media landscape, what #ows is continuing to do.
We are documenting the historical media push these media activists have created through the internet. "Occupy" wasn't just a historic protest, a moment in time, occupy continues.
In a world where people aren't sure how to make their voices heard,
Occupy is creating new media ways to make a difference.
Our film is not A promo for OWS. #whilewewatch is an on going story of how Occupy is broadcasting their message to the world.
This is new journalism whether you respect it or not.
#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 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.
Started September 2011
Starring The #OWS Media Team at Zuccotti Park and NYC
Directed By Kevin Breslin
Produced By 8docos -
Michael Vanderfield - Producer
Karen A. Brown - Producer/ USA
Garrett Sergeant - Editor