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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. 17:30 - 19:00
MIC CHECK – A fascinating and multifaceted portrait of one of the defining political struggles of our time.
When thousands of people concerned about growing economic inequality gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17, 2011, there was little indication that they would fundamentally transform American political debate and ignite a full-scale national and global protest movement. But within a year, the Occupy Wall Street protestors had done just that.
This powerful collection of short films, made by Occupy protestors on the ground, tells the story of the movement in real time. While the films range in length from just one to ten minutes, their combined force is spellbinding. Together they show how a fledgling movement came out of nowhere to challenge Wall Street’s rapacious and predatory practices, force economic inequality and corporate greed onto the mainstream political agenda, and capture the imagination of the world. The result is a fascinating and multifaceted portrait of one of the defining political struggles of our time.
The Film Club of the Society of International Affairs in Gothenburg is a free film screening, open for everyone! After the screening we will go to a nearby pub to hang out and discuss the movie.