99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM
FIELD PICTURES | VERISIMILITUDE | GIGANTIC PICTURES
OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
DISTRIBUTION | PARTICIPANT MEDIA
In 2011, seemingly overnight, Occupy captured the imagination of our nation – and the world. The sweeping story of the birth of a movement, 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film follows a disparate group of activists who converged on lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to build a new society. Inspired by the idea that wealth and power were disproportionately wielded by an elite few, parks across the US were soon Occupied. But what did they want? And would their own processes hinder them in achieving it?
As mainstream news failed to find answers, police forces perpetrated indelible acts of violence against American citizens. Arrested by the thousands while protesting political corruption and crony capitalism, and forcibly evicted from their encampments, the Occupation finds itself at a crossroad: what’s next? In an era of hopelessness and resignation, 99% offers a portrait of those who refused to accept the status quo.
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