This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
Produced By Brandon Jourdan, Marianne Maeckelbergh, and Carlos Delclós
This short film chronicles the events of the past week in Spain where
hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand
the resignation of the government and an end to police brutality. Many
of the protests ended in clashes with the police. Since the stand off
began on September 25th , the images of police brutality have
travelled the world over, shocking and inspiring people across Europe
and leading to an international day of action on September 29th. This
film tells the story of why so many people took to the streets and
follows these events as they unfolded.
The following is a report that Global Uprisings producers Brandon Jourdan and Carlos Carlos Delclos completed for Democracy Now!
By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh
From Sept 15-17th Occupy Wall Street gathered in lower Manhattan to commemorate one full year of actions. The three days where broken up into a day of education, a day of celebration, and a day of liberation.
Occupy Wall Street participants used the anniversary to show that they are still active, organizing actions everyday all across the city. This is a short documentary which highlights some of Occupy Wall Street’s recent accomplishments, its broader influence, and where it is headed.
A Debate between Chris Hedges and the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective on Tactics & Strategy, Reform & Revolution
Why a debate?
Since Occupy Wall Street took Zuccotti Park in September 2011, there has been a resurgence of social movement activity in the United States. As momentum has increased, age-old questions over tactics, strategy, and goals have returned to the fore.
What is violence? Who gets to define it? Do illegal actions have a place in our movements?
This discussion never takes place in a vacuum or on a level playing field; rather, it occurs within the context of a struggle that is already in progress, where every statement has immediate ramifications for the participants. Differing tactical approaches often reflect fundamental differences in strategy and goals.
For over a year, we have been traveling through Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East documenting the unprecedented global uprisings that began with Tunisia and Egypt’s Tahrir Square then exploded in an intense response to the economic crisis with Occupy Wall Street, Spain’s Indignados and the Greek rebellion. To date, we have made 12 short films in 5 countries. You can view the entire series at www.globaluprisings.org. We have done this with a very small budget operating as a two-person production team. Deep Dish TV is now acting as the fiscal sponsor for our project and we are working together to ensure that our project continues.
Please contribute to our Kickstarter campaign. Our goal is $10,000. You probably know how it works: we only get the funds if we reach our goal. So please visit our fundraising site at:
We need your support to continue this remarkable work. All donations to Deep Dish TV (a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit) for this project are tax deductible. In the coming months we will be on the road again working with a global network of activists and filmmakers. We plan to report from Greece, Spain, Portugal, the UK, and the U.S. These reports will also provide the basis for a new feature film on the economic/political crisis and the global uprisings against oligarchy and dictatorship.
This is a huge and crucial project. Its continuation depends on your financial support. Every little bit helps.
Thank You For Your Contribution.
Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh
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