Doc: Capitalism is the Crisis, background on OWS

29 Dec

Back in August, I released my documentary film Capitalism Is The
Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity
(www.capitalismisthecrisis.net).

I completed the film in July, before the Occupy Wall Street meme was
articulated. Coincidentally, my focus on the “austerity” agenda, the
2008 crisis, and some of the global uprisings against finance
capitalism in the preceding 18 months addressed many of the concerns
of the OWS protesters. Instructors may find the film useful for
teaching OWS.

My film has been viewed over 51,000 times on my YouTube channel
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYFw3O–2R0), and downloaded thousands
more times in other places.

A list of the people featured in the film is here:
http://www.capitalismisthecrisis.net/interviewees.html. This list
includes Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, Michael Hardt, Leo Panitch,
David McNally, Imre Szeman, Richard J.F. Day, and many more.

I hope you will take advantage of this resource.

Sincerely,
Michael Truscello
Assistant Professor
Egnlish and General Education
Mount Royal University

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