Published: December 30, 2011
Arts Express: The First Occupy Wall Street Film Festival
By Prairie Miller
The First Occupy Wall Street Film Festival. Occupy Movement filmmaker Travis Wilkerson phones in from LA to talk about the OWS Film Festival in NY this month, where his documentary An Injury To One, about the historic, valiant uprising of the Montana copper miners is screening. Also, what went down when 1300 cops raided their LA encampment, and current directions of Occupy LA.
LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE
And, what this film about the horrific hidden history of the US labor movement has to do with the Wobbly roots of OWS and the mic check; capitalist crime scenes and WWI copper weaponry; the Klan, Vietnam, Dashiell Hammett's Poisonville, TV's Dragnet, and the Michigan labor archives; the dreaded Pinkerton police, and the mysterious and brutal vigilante frontier justice numbers 3-7-77.
And, the still unsolved, or rather uninvestigated, state sanctioned assassination of legendary labor leader Frank Little nearly a century ago.
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Prairie Miller is a NY multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio, and on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express. Read more reviews by Prairie Miller. Contact her through NewsBlaze.
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