Listen to MAG-Net's September Digital Dialogue "Occupy the Theaters: Celebrating Media and Films as Catalysts for Social Change"
September 17th, 2011 marks the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. It was soon catapulted into a national movement that provided a platform for action, organizing and dialogue on social and economic justice issues that affect the lives of the 99%. From the very beginning, arts, culture and media played a critical important role in winning the hearts and minds of the people.
In celebration, MAG-Net hosted a special September call highlighting filmmakers and mediamakers who have been using their films as catalysts for social justice, organizing and advocacy. From ending the prison industrial complex, to fighting foreclosures, to protecting immigrant and labor rights, mediamakers have been using their media to advance these important issues and effect change in the national agenda. Occupiers, organizers, activists, mediamakers and cultural workers joined in a dialogue that was dynamic and inspiring.
- Wendy Cohen, Participant Media
- Chrystian Rodriguez, Global Action Project
- Erick Boustead & Nolan Morice, Line Break Media
- Michelle Fawcett, Occupy the Film Festival
- Lucretia John, Streaming fo Change Festival
Moderated by Betty Yu, Center for Media Justice
For more information email betty [at] centerformediajustice [dot] org for more info.