Many of these Occupy docs, however, appeal primarily to the ideological element of the movement. Take, for example, last year’s Everyday Rebellion (which screened at Hot Docs earlier in 2014), which looks at several stories around the globe to unite various individuals as a collective fighting to change the way people think. Taking the moral approach to the Occupy Movement frequently makes for a compelling film experience, but these documentaries sometimes amount to empty rhetoric, if finely crafted and genuinely moving empty rhetoric at that. Appealing to ideology only really works if the audience is already inclined to believe it.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of ★★★★★)
It opens in Ottawa at The ByTowne on May 3.
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