Occupy LA: Scenes from the New Revolution // Part 3: The Movement of Many Leaders

 

Part-3 of the series, The Movement of Many Leaders takes you close up with some of the leaders in the movement of many leaders at Occupy LA. Julia Wallace, Elise Whitaker, Mario Brito and others emerged at the forefront of the class war as the second American Revolution played out at City Hall in Los Angeles.

 

I spent 7 weeks in a tent at City Hall shooting a doc series as the ideological mercury congealed on the steps of just outside the Mayor’s office attracting an endless chorus of relevant causes. OCCUPY LA: Scenes From The New Revolution is a 5-part series that digs deep into the meaning of the movement through the voice of the people were there.

Shortly after the end of the physical Occupation at City Hall the beginning of the next phase of the people’s movement ensued, beyond the chaos that always precedes order. The largely dismissed, mostly misinterpreted orphan child of the Occupy Movement in Los Angeles became the largest and one of the longest standing major US Occupations.

Sam Slovick, whose research into Occupy Wall Street led to his living in a tent at City Hall in Los Angeles alongside the 99% Movement for the better part of two months.

Slovick accessed Occupy Los Angeles at ground level, illuminating stories and faces that were either overlooked or misrepresented by the mainstream media. Told from the epicenter of the year’s biggest story, Slovick articulates the global movement through interviews with its activests, footage from the inner sanctum, and stories from its foot soldiers, bringing the sometimes chaotic picture of Occupy Wall Street in Los Angeles into focus.

Scenes From The New Revolution was produced with the help of Slake, a highly-acclaimed literary journal based in Los Angeles. A companion piece to the series will appear in the journal’s fourth issue.


1 thought on “Occupy LA: Scenes from the New Revolution // Part 3: The Movement of Many Leaders

  1. Let’s remember:How qikculy the miracle of the marketplace was replaced by government handouts to Wall Street houses of finance and multinational banking corporations who demanded that they were too big to fail and needed it.Now awash in trillions of TARP money and loan guarantees they are sitting on it and not making credit avaiable to businesses who need it to stay solvent in their operations.This has led to what has been termed the jobless recovery .This has led to no new jobs being created in any number neccessary to satisfy the needs of collective millions seeking employment after graduating high schools or universities every year, let alone the millions of already unemployed adults.The problem that both capitalism and communism share is a failure to see humans as anything other than beings of material consumption. As far as both ism’s are concerned the spiritual dimension of humanity does not exist (and neither does God)and therefore is none of their collective business.Scripture and specifically both the example and teachings of Jesus Christ reveal that mankind’s spiritual problems are the primary cause of all the rest of the problems faced by people since creation.The solution will be a hostile takeover of the kingdoms of this world by the returning all conquering Jesus Christ assisted by the resurrected saints. Disobediance will then be surely punished and obediance will then be just as surely blessed by direct Divine intervention. God speed that day!Tim McCaulleyJacksonville FL

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