Occupy the World is an on-going audio documentary of the Occupy movement as it spreads and develops across the world.
My name is Austin Moss and I am the creator of the Occupy the World project. Occupy Wall Street began nearly four months ago, and since that time it has spread to over 2200 cities worldwide and is growing daily. It has even spread to my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and in my involvement in Occupy Raleigh I have seen the need for a project to document the Occupy movement as it spreads, evolves, and matures. Every person involved in the Occupy movement has a unique story, some of which have challenged my thinking and expanded the way I view people as a whole, and I feel that these stories need to be captured and shared with the world. In addition to the personal stories each movement in each city has seen obstacles, secured victories, and has brought about change in their community. This movement is one that has spread so quickly and captured the hearts and minds of so many, the need for a project to document the movement as a whole grows daily. This is the aim of Occupy the World. By visiting as many Occupy movements as possible and sharing their stories with the world I hope to shed light on the constituents of the movement, the real issues that the Occupiers face, and the ever-evolving nature of non-violent protest in the modern era. With the money I hope to raise through Kickstarter I will record, produce and release 25 episodes, at which time I hope the project will become self-sustaining through donations from listeners. I am a 20-year-old musician, writer, and audio producer who has had experience in live radio production and in-studio work in the areas spoken word, music, and podcasting. With my experience and passion I hope to make this project successful. Should this project fail to take on after 25 episodes, I hope to have laid a groundwork which others can build upon so that as long as the Occupy movement exists there are people trying to document the totality of it. Please consider pledging to Occupy the World. Help me document history in the making, and, in doing so, change the way we all see the Occupy movement, modern-day protestors, and the ever-changing face of protest in the modern world. Be sure to follow along as my travel buddy Nicole and I journey across America (and eventually the world)!
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