Here’s another look at our version of “Breaking The Law” with a decidedly more serious tone. We had started kicking around ideas about this time last year looking for a direction to take the video in. I think what we came up with and what we finally created was amazing considering the time and the budget we had to work with. Many thanks again to everyone who participated!
One of the ideas we had that we didn’t get a chance to follow thru on was one of a more, socially conscious approach. And when the protests started happening down Los Angeles City Hall we thought we should take a closer look. Ian our illustrious drummer and fearless scout visited the “Occupy Movement” on two different occasions and brought back a sack of photos. Unfortunately… before we could get the ball rolling, the LAPD rolled out the “un-welcome” wagon and kicked the demonstrators to the curb.
It’s been a long time coming… but with this being an Election year and the Anniversary of Occupy Los Angeles still upon us, we thought we’d release another video taking a look back at what was… as we all now wonder what is and what this upcoming year’s going to bring.
Feel free to comment or question anything…
Extended TEASER from the full length video, premiered @ the Aarau Festival [Switzerland] and screened @ GAM-PUMALAB [Santiago] in September 2012.
[ENG] ACTIVISTA! is a conceptual project of photography, audio and video and texts developed by Citypulse and portraying social movements that multiply throughout the world, gaining a decisive role in the expression of citizens locally and globally.
The work is structured trough the eyes of 44 artists from 16 countries, who build a multicultural registry of the movements from an experimental perspective. This testimony includes a printed and digital edition, a video, a photographic collection, a website, augmented reality and geo-localized platforms with the audio and video material.
[ESP] ACTIVISTA! es un proyecto conceptual de fotograf
The Occupy Wall Street movement was created to combat corporate power but has since evolved. Police brutality took center stage when New York City police officers pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters, and since then a retired Philadelphia police captain has come forth to bridge the gap between protesters and law enforcement. Ray Lewis is in the process of potentially being stripped of his union benefits for protesting in his uniform, and he joins us with more on why he feels that it is necessary for him to speak out.
The video is from the protests tent camp in Kiryat Shmona. This video made by Syrians, Israelis and Palestinians. We all share the same wish for change, freedom, sustainability & real democracy. There are no borders between us in communications, exploration, and in our ideas & dreams.
It’s been almost one year since the the May-15 movement in Spain. Inspired by the Arab Spring. Fueled by the Recession. It kick-started an Occupy Movement that’s taken over the Western World. In London, Occupy camped for months in the heart of the city. In another day of global action, they gathered at St. Pauls again.