On September 17, activists occupied New York City’s financial district and documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper captured them on film. In this short video, he talks to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s face on a dime (artist/activist Noah Fischer) about love, brotherhood and the parallels between the 1929 stock market crash and the current economic situation.
“How can the current crisis become a love story?” Velcrow Ripper asks the Roosevelt dime. He wisely responds that this what happens when people let greed run rampant and think only of themselves. He calls for a transition from a consumption-driven culture of “I” to one of “us.” The Roosevelt dime reminds us that we’re all connected and together we can find a way to solve these problems.
The Wall Street occupation continues. Follow the resistance action on their blog and livestream.
Learn more about Velcrow Ripper’s current project, EVOLVE LOVE: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis.