Watch the above video message from Occupy Love director, Velcrow Ripper, shot last week in New York City. The march over the Brooklyn Bridge was part of Occupy Wall Street’s N17 day of action and two month birthday celebration. (Includes ground-level footage of the now infamous Occupy Bat Signal!
Occupy Love will be a moving, transformative feature documentary that asks the question: how is the economic and ecological crises we are facing a great love story?
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“There is a sign in Liberty Plaza proclaiming, ‘occupy everything’ and its sentiment arrives at the essence of the situation.
Yes, occupy everything, starting with your own heart. Otherwise, it will be commandeered by the forces of the church, the state, the corporation, the bully on your block, the passive-aggressive friend who is ‘just here to help,’ even the demands of your own egoist agendas that bore to indifference the heart of the world and soul of the age.
If you don’t recognize your humanity, who will? Who is more qualified to occupy your life than you? Who is closer to the situation? Who else is qualified to arrive at an original take of the question at hand?
And you might find the place to make a stand in the struggle to retake your essential self is in public space, among throngs of others engaged in like-minded struggle … among others who have heeded a similar call and thus have arrived in those equally troubled locations — the U.S. public arena and the American heart.
Occupy your own heart; the soul of the world longs for your companionship.”