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Independent filmmakers Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh document the worldwide rebellion

Dear Friends:

For over a year, we have been traveling through Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East documenting the unprecedented global uprisings that began with Tunisia and Egypt's Tahrir Square then exploded in an intense response to the economic crisis with Occupy Wall Street, Spain's Indignados and the Greek rebellion. To date, we have made 12 short films in 5 countries. You can view the entire series at www.globaluprisings.org.

In the coming months we will be on the road again. Working with a global network of activists and filmmakers.  We plan to report from Greece, Spain, Portugal, the UK, and the U.S. These reports will also provide the basis for a new feature film on the economic/political crisis and the global uprising against oligarchy and dictatorship.

We need your support to continue this remarkable work.  All donations to Deep Dish TV (a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit) for this project are tax deductible.

We have exceptional access to global social movements and our stunning images illustrate this history as it unfolds with people who have worked day and night to transform and reclaim their collective political future, often risking their safety, freedom and even their lives.

These short documentaries tell the stories which are ignored by the mainstream media. They serve as educational tools and have been picked up by news outlets and websites like Democracy Now, Grit TV, Adbusters, The Occupy Wall Street Journal, Stir, and CounterPunch Many of the films have gone viral and are featured on hundreds of blogs in over 100 countries.

A key part of the project is to use screening and presentations to connect information, ideas for action, and people (via Skype) across the many sites of uprising.  Within the last year, we've been invited to speak in the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Greece, Germany, and the United States.

This is a huge and crucial project. Its continuation depends on your financial support. Global Uprisings is a project of Deep Dish TV, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit grassroots video production and distribution organization in New York City. All donations to Deep Dish TV are tax deductible.  Your donations will support necessary archiving equipment and travel expenses.

Thank You For Your Support!

Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh

SPECIAL THANKS TO JACQUELINE SOOHEN/BIG NOISE FILMS, PHILIP RIZK, JASON JONES, CAITLIN MANNING, AND DAVID MARTINEZ FOR ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE AND TO FILASTINE FOR MUSIC.

From The Series:

Watch the full series online at: www.globaluprisings.org!

FAQ

  • Before the close of 2012, we plan to report from Greece, Spain, the UK, and the U.S. With your donations, we will be able to fund essential production expenses for the next series of short films, which will include a documentary on the history of the Euro/World crisis in Greece that will explore how the crisis has unfolded from the 1970s to today, a film on what activists are doing to combat foreclosures in Spain, and an analysis of the many important activities that the US occupy movement is doing now that it has faded from mainstream media headlines. These films and more will be added to our online film collection at http://www.globaluprisings.org.

    Your donations will also insure that we have enough funds to pay a small amount to the designer who has been re-designing our website for free so far, make DVDs for screenings of our films (which are now being translated into multiple languages for international audiences), buy a few small portable hard drives for our new work and one larger hard drive to build an archive of all of the incredible footage we have gathered over the past year and a half in Cairo, Athens, Barcelona, London, New York and Oakland so that we can begin work on a feature-length documentary film.

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