video and the occupy movement

As is well known, video material has played a key role both for the occupy movement and in the Arab Spring (on the latter see here). Given that amateur and non-mainstream videos challenge the hegemony of dominant media, multiply the impact of movements and force abuses of power into visibility, it is tempting simply to celebrate their role. In an article in PopMatters (here), Chris Robe goes further than this by examining the impact of the formal choices made in different films. There are some really interesting examples of oppositional video embedded in his text.

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  1. Pingback: Video artist Joan Loague and Occupy Wall St. | La France et la Crise

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