Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Quarter! and Wall Street

Welcome Back! It's good to see everyone again.
I know the break wasn't nearly as long as was needed. However, any break should be enjoyed.
Part of the luxury of my job is to find interesting things, film related, on the web so show you and nurture your growing, intellectual curiosity. Today, I felt the need to post something not film related, but media related.
A protest has been going on Wall Street for the past few weeks. This protest began as a small group of people harboring negative emotion against the banking system in America. As time past, the word spread, the internet was recruiting more bodies. Before long, hundreds turned to thousands. Today, the protests reach a new level when local union workers gather to promote their efforts.
When the protest started, there was an unusual silence in the media. I heard about it everyday from my internet literate boyfriend, but nothing from any of the major cable networks. That got me thinking, "Why?" Then this post from CNN popped up.

It made me think. What is this all about? The reporting here is more opinion and less fact. The reporter interviewed only one person. Is that an accurate representation of the whole event? My opinion: I was disappointed in this reporter's efforts to investigate and tell a story that is interesting. Even if the protests are disorganized and without merit, give evidence to support that without emotion or opinion. That's my understanding of the news, to give fact without judgement.
Below is a video created by one of the protesters. This video is available on their site. Is this video a more accurate representation of the event? Or one sided like the rest of the news coverage?
So, what's your opinion on this event, on the media coverage? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. - Eve.

Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution from ivarad on Vimeo.
We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation. This idea to occupy the financial district in New York City was inspired by recent uprisings in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and Tunisia which most of us were following online. Despite of the corporate media's effort to silence the protests, and Yahoo's attempt to to censor it in e-mail communication, the occupation is growing in numbers and spreading to other cities in the US and abroad.

Please forward our video to likeminded people via email, facebook, twitter - and make the voices of dissent circulate.

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