About this project
99 REASONS TO OCCUPY DEMOCRACY
99 Reasons will document the dropping of 99 Banners as they unfurl in the sunrise for tens of thousands to see.
As the corporate media’s attention drifts away from the Occupy movement in the wake of the evictions, the public perception is that the Occupy movement has all but folded and lacks a coherent message. This film will give you a front row seat as the Money Out of Politics aka, “MOP” Working Groups realize their collective potency and engage in their 1st ever multi-state action to unfurl 99 conspicuously placed banners that display 99 reasons to get big money out of politics.
Each Banner will list 1 of 99 Reasons to get money out of politics, here is an early draft of one of the banners:
AN OCCUPY PROJECT
This large-scale action incorporates a message about the M.O.P. Voting Bloc through having the project's website displayed on each banner dropped, and made highly visible in the film. The Voting Bloc is an organized force of voters that say to candidates: "If you want our votes, you need to support getting Money Out of Politics." Through Clean Elections, our elected officials are accountable solely to the People by making the People the donors to political campaigns instead of corporations, unions and special interests.
A COSTLY ENDEAVOR - WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Even though Occupiers will donate many hours and much creative effort to the project, there are still lots of cost to producing this film:
The 99 Banners (these puppies add up quick)
Travel for 25 camera crews from DC to NY.
Editing 100+ hours of footage, sound design and mixing, music, color correction, titles and graphics and other post-production needs.
Distribution of the video itself, which makes this all worthwhile.
For all the hours Occupiers have spent canvassing neighborhoods, going door-to-door, and protesting to have their voices heard, nothing will have the wide reaching impact of an inspiring and moving film about the dedication and commitment of the nation’s largest group of underdogs, the 99%.
REWARDS TO THE SUPPORTERS!
For making this film possible, the filmmakers and Occupiers will graciously join together in the spirit of unity to help provide a range of rewards to our supporters.
All supporters of $10 or more will receive a Kickstarter Backer’s exclusive digital download of an extended version of the film.
We understand that not everyone who wishes they could support the film and project are in a financial position to do so. We greatly appreciate anyone helping spread the word. Occupiers will attest to the power of the human microphone!
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