Rise Like Lions

Rise Like LionsRise Like Lions takes the people, actions, and words from the camps and streets of Occupy Wall Street and provides a radical, compelling and inspiring account of what the movement is about.

Scott Noble, who also produced Lifting the Veil, PsyWar, Human Resources, and The Power Principle, pulls together a combination of internet and original footage to create the first feature-length documentary on Occupy Wall St, telling the story and motivation behind the movement in its own words.

It is a treatise to the beautiful awakening of human heart and hope that has arisen in the American people, capturing the imagination and dreams of a new generation's struggle to create a better world.

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  • Pysmythe

    "This is literally a fight for life," the man says, and he couldn't be more right, left-wing nut-job that he is. Either the very rich can be satisfied being a little rich, or the f-ing rich can be f-ing DEAD, their choice, and that's just the way it's eventually going to shake out, whether or not this pleases their lordships, you mark my words. NO ONE has the right to amass obscene fortunes and power at the expense of the rights and lives of other people and the planet, and this world is waking up to that fact and is not going to be LULLED back into SLUMBER by any of the bullsh*t tactics that they try: The MARKET is the PEOPLE, and the people will sort it out, you rest assured.

  • dewflirt

    Back to the poem Mr P, they stole our line :/
    The one we borrowed :)

  • Pysmythe

    I was SO HAPPY to see it, too! Isn't it so appropriate, such JUSTICE, that the words of this poet, especially, are playing their part here? Probably, the businessheads didn't pay close enough attention in class to what is in the rest of that poem, either...

    edit- Everyone will see that greed has FAILED in its LEGISLATING!

  • Pysmythe

    If you live in the U.S., don't be deceived into thinking you live in an actual democracy! And, for that matter, revolutionaries like Gandhi, Jefferson, Martin L. King, et al., were all followers at some point in their lives. Despite what you will hear in the corporate-owned media, make no mistake that this movement knows EXACTLY what it wants, and it is filled to the brim with a lot of very articulate leader-types. The problem in this country is not having a voice that merits being heard far and wide, but having one that upsets the applecart of unfairness and injustice that profits those at the very top, who (very st*pidly, I might add) want things to remain tipped in their favor as much as possible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mercenarry-ForHire/100000621480223 Mercenarry ForHire

    Indeed i agree with a lot of what you say.

    I try to research the basics of a lot of things, i find it fun :D

    So my knowledge of most things is limited to how its suppose to work and since alot of people mix there opinions with facts its hard to tell facts from lies so i just listen to what everyone has to say and believe They believe in it.

    but thank you for the information :3

  • Pysmythe

    There are a lot of things that are undisputed fact, however. GE and Bank of America, among many, many others, haven't been paying ANY taxes for years, let alone mentioning the ($17 trillion, in total) bailouts many of these corporations received for a worldwide screw-up they themselves caused, and for which not one single person has been held legally accountable. And WHY is that, you may ask? Because the repeal of Glass-Steagall, which these groups pushed for in '98, now permits them to risk peoples wealth with impunity! And a TRILLION bones a YEAR are still thrown out for the "defense" industry, but now the ordinary citizens are all supposed to bite it because we're dead broke?! Citizens United permits unlimited, anonymous campaign donations by gigantic corporations, usurping the very FOUNDATIONS of democracy, but one person, one vote, still seems like a viable way to run this "democracy" for a great many, who have their heads buried in the sand?

    What we actually live in is a Corporatocracy, little better than a fascist state, and that can't logically be disputed, at this point. The PTB just don't want us to be aware of it, because that would cut into their bottom-line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Ward/100003247509413 Gary Ward

    this is a good "doc" did anyone else laugh their ass off when they saw the sign "We Told You To Expect Us, UMADBRO?" 00:22:16

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mercenarry-ForHire/100000621480223 Mercenarry ForHire

    Yeah, corporations have taken research from psychology and found out that its better to make there costumers and employes feel important in order for them to be more submissive, and what they cant achieve through that can be bypassed by simply bribing there way.

    If i had a choice between doing my job or taking a bribe i would take the bribe as long as its worth the risk. Im the kind of person who doesnt believe in clear version or right or wrong unless its killing defenseless people :3

    But of course with me its all about the situation and likely things to happen.

    If im good or bad i want it to be because i Choose it >:D
    I think im a strange human, i understand a lot when its explained but usually i dont attach my self to any one way of doing things. Usually i think of my self as a Crocodile, watching and absorbing the interactions of people and there environment, trying to fully understand things and feelings to achieve my goals.

    so im weird :3

  • davy11

    cheers, i really enjoyed this doc. u just know its going to get bigger and bigger. it was in my home city in Waterford, Ireland. they were there for over a month. fair play to them

  • Rocky Racoon

    "Rise like lions after slumber
    In unvanquishable number!
    Shake your chains to earth, like dew
    Which in sleep had fall'n on you:
    Ye are many - they are few."
    unknown
    Support Greece Support Syriza Support the 99% Globally!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000205622745 Donald Edward Goodman

    People LIKE "O'riely (spelling) can suck my d*ck! Notice ALL WHO DISAGREE with this "movement" are ALL EMPOLYED! "Because they don't wanna work." Oriely, you piece of SH*T!

  • VegematicDeluxe

    So what happened? The movement is fading away, the right wing are more powerful than ever,and nothing has changed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/surinderpal.singh.5 Surinder Pal Singh

    a combination of internet and original footage to create the first feature-length documentary on Occupy Wall St, telling the story and motivation behind the movement in its own words.
    It is a treatise to the beautiful awakening of human heart and hope that has arisen in the American people, capturing the imagination and dreams of a new generation’s struggle to create a better world.

  • dewflirt

    Did you watch the start? It tells you who wrote it, great poem if you like a long read :)

  • dewflirt

    Have to just say that I love the bronze bull, go check out its history. Says more than you think :)

  • joe ineson

    you see yourself as a selfish crocodile?, how lovely!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mercenarry-ForHire/100000621480223 Mercenarry ForHire

    Hello nice to meet you, i like you sir short and to the point. >:D Something i cant do often or well without explaining a lot of causes and blah blahs :D

    Selfish? at times i wont lie about that, but i do know there needs to be a balance and some self control other wise ill go into a path of self destruction.

    When i take i only take what i need and give something in exchange.
    Like a Crocodile i dont need much to be happy, even just being alive in this day and age with a computer makes me feel like a king or god. (Metaphorically of course :3)

    All i usually want is Information , a Challenge and Play time to make me feel like Richest person in the Universe! >:D muhuhahahaha.

    And even tho i usually dont feel emotions too much and are attached to rational thinking , i cant dismiss being lost in emotion and doing things for no logical reason :D

    I dont think there is nothing in this world i would get rid off if i had the power, everything and everyone usually balances everything else over time.

    Like Oppression :D

    Sure you can kill and take control people using many ways but When that doesnt work anymore, the people will drag those who oppressed them by their intestines and burn the castle >:D

    For every Reaction theres a equal but Opposite Reaction :P

  • a_no_n

    as with all movements it became a fashion statement...and then it died

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMK6YNWJACHQ5CRCJW5TNYFURI KsDevil

    A nice complilation of all of the protests and news coverage. When taken in one package, it feels more powerful than when it happened day to day.
    I await the next phase of OWS. Thanks to these events, we know more about how the banks operate then before the protests. As they say, knowledge is power. Hopefully that knowledge will be reinvigerated and infect more people to take the small but effective actions that can make a difference.
    We now know we don't need to use those big name banks We now know there are alternatives that provide customer servece, not just lip service.
    Fight on! This old man is proud to finally see some life in the youth of today.

  • Hodd

    Have patience brother, it's only the beginning. There's a new solidarity emerging, a new way of thinking about the way things are and ought to be. The only thing dying is the status quo.

  • a_no_n

    I agree. It's simply a matter of not letting the usual elements hijack the movement.the problem with most leftist movements is that eventually 'the anarchists' turn up, make it all about them, and then over the course of about a month the movement dies off due to the inevitable infighting and ideological struggles that follow.

  • DarylTJ

    Great work!!!!
    The question remains:
    How can we make permanent change, with freedom and justice for all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuno.dasilva.77 Nuno da Silva

    people, just people

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mercenarry-ForHire/100000621480223 Mercenarry ForHire

    I agree as well, the fact that were talking about it more is a type of success. everything always starts small like a seed and over time it grows into one of the biggest things in the natural world :D

  • brokenarrow59

    they gave us the power to change it ...... what we need to do is elect our own president ..... then have that person use the patriot act to arrest the 1% for treason and take all their wealth and redistribute it... to dismantle and take over the war corporations and revamp them into environmental power for the people ..... we need to elect our own president ... and use their rules against them...

  • lionmother

    loved it. inspiring. i'm inspired and rising. no masters and no slaves, just people. when we get really hungry after several rounds of austerity, i for one am not above eating the rich.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phill-Pelling/1405591202 Phill Pelling

    Occupy Wall street what a joke, What did it do, ? NOTHING..
    Just a bunch of week ass Americans doing nothing as usual.
    The same as when 9/11 happened and they killed your own Americans
    And you all sat back and did nothing about it.
    If you realy want to stop the corporations, STOP PURCHASING THERE PRODUCTS.. The corpotrations run on your money, Don't give it to them.
    If you all would stop perchasing there products for 1 year things would change. You are all unemployed, so why not make them unemployed.
    Occupy Wall Street consumed there products. so while you all were protesting they made money from you all. How ironic is that....

  • Michael

    Prince Metternich (1815) would have called this global occupation tsunami 'A LOUD SOUNDING NOTHING'! A very good cause but lacks articulation and vision of how to reverse the status quo. Regretably, this is yet another dream to be realized in another millennium, a fact well known to the likes of Karl Marx, Weber, Lenin, MLK Jnr.,Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, etc. The occupation in Vienna, London, Auckland, the United States, Italy, Nigeria, Isreal, etc achieved nothing but a mere public outcry. The status quo is still unchanged, mathematically: 100 - 1 = 99%

  • bob webb

    The Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo) occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalrycharged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

    The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 had resulted in periods of famine and chronic unemployment, exacerbated by the introduction of the first of the Corn Laws. By the beginning of 1819 the pressure generated by poor economic conditions, coupled with the lack of suffragein northern England, had enhanced the appeal of political radicalism. In response, the Manchester Patriotic Union, a group agitating for parliamentary reform, organised a demonstration to be addressed by the well-known radical orator Henry Hunt.

    Shortly after the meeting began, local magistrates called on the military authorities to arrest Hunt and several others on the hustings with him, and to disperse the crowd. Cavalry charged into the crowd with sabres drawn, and in the ensuing confusion, 15 people were killed and 400–700 were injured. The massacre was given the name Peterloo in ironic comparison to the Battle of Waterloo, which had taken place four years earlier.

    Historian Robert Poole has called the Peterloo Massacre one of the defining moments of its age. In its own time, the London and national papers shared the horror felt in the Manchester region, but Peterloo's immediate effect was to cause the government to crack down on reform, with the passing of what became known as the Six Acts. It also led directly to the foundation of The Manchester Guardian (nowThe Guardian), but had little other effect on the pace of reform. In a survey conducted by The Guardian in 2006, Peterloo came second to the Putney Debates as the event from British history that most deserved a proper monument or a memorial. Peterloo is commemorated by a plaque close to the site, a replacement for an earlier one that was criticised as being inadequate as it did not reflect the scale of the massacre.

  • LSK

    I was very interested in the occupy movement while it lasted(living in Europe) and followed the news on daily basis.

    Now when I look at it's "leftovers" I see the faults. Slogans like rise, even occupy and the fist shaped symbols are more a call for violence than change and good.

    Revolutions never ever brought any good. They only give new dictators, and a few illusions of progress which fade with time. History is the best teacher and you can't deny it.

    Further, a global size revolution is just what is expected of us to do. Violence calls up for violence, and you are not on the side with nukes and concentration camps. The insolent laws pilling up recently both in Europe and USA are pure provocation. The inhumane conditions should trigger(and already have) inhumane actions. A chaos made by ourselves in which a new order could be built by them. You can see the instructions everywhere, think of Hunger Games for a start.

    Revolutionaries do not bring progress, scientists do. And if things are about to change, we should look up for their banned patents, which most of them planned to give for free.

  • cyberfrank

    a great doc! we need lots of changes in our society, I don t mind that some people have a lot more, but, the average should live better than now.