Australian producer Mike Vanderfield and his company 8 Docos is behind a film documenting the Occupy Wall Street media revolution.
The film, #whilewewatch, is the first definitive film to emerge from Zuccotti Park, featuring the masterminds who made Occupy Wall Street a reality.
The documentary shows the Occupy Wall Street media team had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police or a lagging mainstream media to tell their story.
Through rain, snow and many nights on the concrete, they pump out their ideas to the world, relying on the power of Twitter, texting, posters, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, marches and chants.
Vanderfield said it had been a fascinating process to follow the development of a social media-led revolution.
“We hope #whilewewatch becomes an educational tool as well as documenting a piece of American history,” he said.
Director Kevin Breslin said Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet and alive with passion.
“Intelligence, imagination, information and raw emotion ruled every second,” he said. “The people in this film are genuinely decent – they are kind, tough and loaded with the belief that this is what being an American citizen is about.”