Happy Birthday, Sir Charles “Charlie” Chaplin!

This video gives me chills. Every…single…time:

Brotherhood of Man or: How I Learned to Get Blacklisted and Thrown in Jail

Based upon the pamphlet Races Of Mankind by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish, Brotherhood of Man is a controversial 10-minute cartoon from 1945 which explores the inherent equality of all peoples, and promotes the tolerance of other cultures. It was sponsored by the UAW (United Auto Workers) union and produced by UPA (United Productions of America).

Ring Lardner Jr., one of the UPA writers of this adaptation, soon came under the scrutiny of the Joseph McCarthy Red Scare and was blacklisted along with nine other Hollywood writers and directors in 1947. Known as the Hollywood Ten, they were investigated by the HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) and refused to answer any questions during appeals, claiming their rights from the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution. The HUAC and courts disagreed and all were found guilty of contempt of Congress. Lardner was sentenced to 1 year in Danbury Prison and fined $1,000.

Though blacklisted by the Hollywood studios, Lardner returned triumphantly in Robert Altman’s MASH, for which he won an Academy Award (Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay).

Directed by Robert Cannon, animated by John Hubley, featuring music by Paul Smith.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162213/

Occupy Atlanta Day 5 – Voices x12

Statements from 12 people at Occupy Atlanta, Day 5, at Woodruff Park (renamed Troy Davis Park by the occupiers). We did not cherry-pick these individuals based upon any criteria.

Basically I just let them know they could say why they were there and/or who they were, or anything else they wanted. Instead of picking specific people, I just posted up and asked every person that walked by while I wasn’t filming.

Video and editing by CHANGE BEFORE GOING PRODUCTIONS:
http://www.cbgp.com
http://www.twitter.com/cbgproductions
http://www.facebook.com/changebeforegoingproductions

For more information about the OCCUPY movements:

Occupy Atlanta – http://www.occupyatlanta.org
Atlanta Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/OWSAtlanta
Atlanta Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyAtlanta
Atlanta Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupyatlanta

Occupy Wall Street – http://www.occupywallst.org
Wall Street Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet

Occupy Atlanta Day 2 – Voices x12

12 short interviews I filmed at last night’s Occupy Atlanta.

Basically I just let them know they could say why they were there and/or who they were, or anything else they wanted. Instead of picking specific people, I just posted up and asked every person that walked by while I wasn’t filming.

Video and editing by CHANGE BEFORE GOING PRODUCTIONS:
http://www.cbgp.com
http://www.twitter.com/cbgproductions
http://www.facebook.com/changebeforegoingproductions

For more information about the OCCUPY movements:

Occupy Atlanta – http://www.occupyatlanta.org
Atlanta Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/OWSAtlanta
Atlanta Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyAtlanta
Atlanta Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupyatlanta

Occupy Wall Street – http://www.occupywallst.org
Wall Street Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet

Occupy Atlanta Day 1 – Voices x12

12 short interviews I filmed at last night’s Occupy Atlanta.

Basically I just let them know they could say why they were there and/or who they were, or anything else they wanted. Instead of picking specific people, I just posted up and asked every person that walked by while I wasn’t filming.

Video and editing by CHANGE BEFORE GOING PRODUCTIONS:
http://www.cbgp.com
http://www.twitter.com/cbgproductions
http://www.facebook.com/changebeforegoingproductions

For more information about the OCCUPY movements:

Occupy Atlanta – http://www.occupyatlanta.org
Atlanta Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/OWSAtlanta
Atlanta Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyAtlanta
Atlanta Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupyatlanta

Occupy Wall Street – http://www.occupywallst.org
Wall Street Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt
Wall Street Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet

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