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

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Protestors volunteering for the internet and information boards of the Occupy Wall Street Protest work and broadcast from their media center in Zuccotti Plaza on October 2nd, 2011. The media…

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: