From the moment the Occupy Wall Street movement began in September, documentary filmmakers were armed with cameras and now they’re hoping to make the footage they’ve collected into a full-length feature film.
Here’s the trailer for the “99% — The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film“:
Wired reports that producers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites are seeking to raise $17,500 to move the film forward. These funds would be used to purchase hard drive storage and other materials needed to edit, sort the footage and create a promo reel, according to the film’s Kickstarter page. From there it would need more money to complete the film.
To build up some of these funds to make a “compelling, cohesive and honest film”, Wired reports that they will be showing an online screening Jan. 7 of some footage for $3.99.
According to the film’s website, more than $8,000 has been raised with 15 days left to reach their goal. If the goal is not reached by Jan. 13, 2012, the project will not be funded.
In a Q&A on the film’s website about what the film, the producers answer the question “Is this propaganda?” The response is “No” and that the footage will be “representing many ideologies and opinions”.