A friend of mine is in town for a documentary and to cover the OWS effort.. if there are things that you would like to be focused on (like the diversity of participants) let me know and I will forward on...
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Luis Moreno-Caballud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:54 AM, Vicente Rubio wrote:
these are two simple suggestion for the media people. I would have done them by myself if I knew how to do it and have the necessary material, but I don't, so I throw the idea here just in case someone finds it useful. I offer any help I can to whoever is interested in doing this.
Do you remember Saturday's assembly, when someone started to sing Journey's "Don't stop believing"? Everyone there started singing. It may sound not very "radical", but it was probably my favorite moment of that night (and there were plenty of them!). Very nice, warm and funny moment.
Why don't edit a video using that song? We could use lots of footage of the assemblies, and even some frames of participants singing to the camera. Whatever works.
I know. The song is cheesy. That's precisely a strong part of its power. It has a meaning for the Liberty Plaza community, but also is a famous song (a subtle, powerful depiction of the american working class everyday life) and contains an encouraging message. Really good for a viral!
(I personally prefer the original by Journey. Glee's is maybe more popular now, but Journey's retains the working class element)
In Barcelona they use to have a gallery of photos of participants. They are amazing, precisely because they show the enormous diversity among the people there. Here is a slideshow:
Would it be possible to arrange a similar gallery?Just having a photographer taking such portraits at different times of the day. In doing so, we can try to communicate the existing diversity of the movement we want to build. This could be posted to the NYCGA blog.
What do you think? You all must be exhausted. Just let me know if there's anybody interested.