Shot on the frontlines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012 by activist, writer and filmmaker Dennis Trainor, Jr, American Autumn: an Occudoc is an inside looking out view of the occupy movement.
Just as Matt Taibbi famously described Goldman Sachs as a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money”, American Autumn: an Occudoc portrays the occupy movement as the ultimate counter to the great vampire squid and greed in all of its forms. American Autumn portrays the occupy movement not as an organization working to focus on single demands, but as an ever shifting, multi-tentacled organism that is actively working to shift the focus from corporate greed to human need in many different areas of our culture and society.
With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Christopher Hedges, Naomi Klein, (retired) Police Captain Ray Lewis, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, writer/ director Dennis Trainor Jr weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters.
Writer & Director Dennis Trainor, Jr. is currently the host of the web series of Acronym TV (on hiatus until the documentary is finished). He has been writing and producing editorial video commentary since 2007, publishing over 800 videos during that span that have garnered over 30 million views on youtube alone. He formally published under the alias “Davis Fleetwood” and while doing so was an embedded youtube personality/ media advisor on the staff of Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 Presidential campaign, giving him the distinction as the first video blogger to be employed by a Presidential candidate.
American Autumn: an Occudoc is feature length documentary produced by Artful Dodger Productions and Occudoc.org. The movie will be available for free streaming and FREE digital download at www.Occudoc.org. DVD’s will be available on a “pay what you can basis.”