Documentary ’99 Percent’ looks at origins, future of ‘Occupy’ movement

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It’s been about two years since activists took over Zucotti Park in Manhattan and changed the national debate about income equality and economic justice. The activists called for a shift in power and wealth that they said could lead to a new society. Over the next several weeks, tent camps and demonstrations sprang up across the country as part of what came to be known as the Occupy movement.

A new movie opens in L.A. and New York tomorrow, documenting that movement. It’s called “99 Percent: the Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film”. Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites are the director/producer team behind the project. We asked them where the idea came from to make a movie about the movement: