Manhattan, NY – In just about one month, a documentary film about Super Storm Sandy and climate change was edited and premiered in a pop-up, guerrilla-style movie screening in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The production, the secrecy of the location for the screening resembled a scavenger hunt and it was organized by the one and only Occupy Movement. To find the screening location, one had to either text Occupy Sandy or follow #climatecrime on Twitter before the follower would be led to East 2nd Street and Avenue C.
The film captured thousands of Occupy Sandy volunteers, who mobilized to help Sandy victims in devastated areas in Staten Island, The Rockaways, Red Hook and Coney Island. The film then drew a connection to the issue of climate change.
Sandy victims helped by Occupiers were also in attendance. Joan Flynn and Steve Jambeck said their Rockaway home was destroyed by floodwaters and it was Occupy volunteers who helped them the most, providing hope when it seemed there was nowhere else to turn. Now, as their life has changed drastically thanks to Sandy they believe wholeheartedly more work has to be done to combat climate change.
“It’s really time for people to step up and get a reality check”, said Jambeck.