Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Chicago Protest by Cresencia Felty

3000 hits on Youtube and counting!

Please comment on the blog:
  • How and why does this film touch, move or inspire you?
  • How does it express, record, reveal or preserve?
  • How does it persuade or promote?


  1. There is a rhythm to the film, which is almost a call to action introduced by fast tempo of the drums in the beginning and continued by the enthusiasm and passion of the people through their movements, their rhetoric and the fast cutting. There are many voices heard (really clear sound btw), the importance of which is referenced when one of the people says that each of them is out their for a different reason. Signs are key to saturating the piece with many people's messages. It incites a dissent from the norm and shows a freedom in people to voice opinions there was not a platform for before. What I am left wanting to know now is what are the occupiers concrete demands? Is this people letting off steam in order to fall into the same patterns or are this mass movement sustainable?

  2. This video was very moving, and informative. I saw a columbia college student outside in the protest. The protests are for a great cause. I didn't know that the protest were for multiple things. I was surprised that I didn't see the police being present in this video. Corporate greed & corruption is hurting our country, and it must be stopped. I loved the kids beating the drums... I wonder how long the protests will last!