Occupy the Screen
Occupy Sydney site, top of Martin Place Sydney.
On May 12 we will be celebrating the work of local filmmakers who have produced documentaries about global movements for change.
Come to Occupy Sydney at Martin Place for an evening of independent films featuring short films "We are the 99%" by Shabnam Hameed,"Bin Wars" by Huck and feature film "Strategies of Struggle from Below" by Frank.
Cost: Free or by donation
There will be dinner by Food Not Bombs on the night by donation
The film screening will be outdoors, powered by a solar-power projector. BYO cushion or blanket. There is an undercover area where we will screen if it's raining.
A bit of info about the films:
We are the 99% is about (extra)ordinary working people who struggle to change the system in the wake of the global financial crisis. Filmed in New York, the short film interviews people involved in Occupy Wall Street and reflects on the role of the occupation in the broader context of the Occupy movement.
Strategies of Struggle from below is an experimental documentary exploring diverse forms of social organisation in different regions in the beautiful, unique but complex country of Colombia.
Street art, technology, education, direct action and international solidarity are some of the tools used by artists, students, indigenous groups, unions and other social grassroots organisations to challenge the dominant social relations of neoliberal policy – lowering of working conditions, generalised repression, impunity individualism and competition.