LOS ANGELES – While the media attempted to dive deep into the social implications and issues surrounding the recent “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which spread in the U.S. and worldwide, relatively little was reported on the alleged violent rapes, robberies and assaults that took place in Occupy's swarms of tents and sleeping bags.
But audiences will soon be exposed to a darker view of the activist movement, seen through the lens of award-winning documentary filmmakers Citizen United Productions. Directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by David N. Bossie, "Occupy Unmasked” takes cameras into the Occupy camps in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Portland, Denver and Oakland, documenting instances of brutality and profanity that took place.
The film features the late Andrew Breitbart, who worked tirelessly on the project prior to his unexpected death in March.
“As a dear friend of Andrew’s, I could not be more thrilled that this deal got completed and all Americans will have an opportunity to see one of Andrew Breitbart’s final pieces of work,” said Bannon. “This film is important because it sheds new light on the myth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. I know audiences across the country will be startled by what we uncovered in this explosive documentary.”
Breitbart made no secret about his feelings regarding the Occupy movement.
“TIME Magazine declares Occupy the story of the year. Occupy is not the story of the year, the American people never got the true story,” Breitbart declares in the film. “These people feel morally justified to commit crimes.”
“This film is controversial, and that’s exactly the reason we want to ensure it can find its audience prior to the November elections,” Mark Cuban, co-owner of the film's distributor, Magnet, said in a statement earlier this month. “I look forward to our partnership with Citizens United Productions and to getting this film out to the masses.”
“Occupy Unmasked” is slated for theatrical release September 21st.