Friday, November 4, 2011

Occupy Oakland Shuts Down the City

With picket lines forming around banks, thousands marching to shut down the port - and then the inevitable vandalism by the .001 of the 99 percent - there was simply too much action happening in Oakland this week for Stories Matter Media to pass it up.

This video, unlike many others blanketing the Web, tells the story of the people who have been affected by foreclosures rather than pandering to our lowest common denominator tastes that want only to see the firebombs, masked crusaders hammering down storefront windows, and violent confrontations with cops.

As storytellers, we chose to go deep with a few protesters rather than cast a wide net in an effort to cover all the events of the day.