- Directors: Sam Mayfield
- Producers: Sam Mayfield
- Format: NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: PM Press
- Release Date: Nov. 18 2014
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- ASIN: 1629630934
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Wisconsin Rising [Import]
Wisconsin Rising documents the largest sustained workers' resistance movement in American history. In 2011, Wisconsin is a testing ground for the nation as big money attempts to undo basic workers' rights when newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker suddenly strips collective bargaining power from the state's public employees. This film catapults the viewer into the days, weeks, and months when Wisconsinites fight back against power, authority, and injustice. This occurs months before the Occupy movement, with Wisconsinites spontaneously occupying their state capitol for weeks as never before seen in American history. As the story unfolds, democracy itself is at stake. The government in Wisconsin looks like a circus, as Republicans invent new laws daily, restricting the access of citizensand even elected officialsto the State House. Cameras are rolling on March 9, 2011, when Republican Senators attempt to vote on the bill with no public notice as more than 10,000 people pour into the capitol, occupying its halls overnight. Dramatic footage shows Republican Senators fleeing the state capitol on a secret shuttle as thousands of Wisconsinites fill the State House and Capitol grounds in protest. Collecting more than a million signatures, the people attempt to oust Scott Walker in a recall election. He is only the third governor in American history to face a recall election and is the first to survive. What will the people of Wisconsin do in the face of these perceived injustices? How will the citizens rebuild and reorganize, and what can the rest of America learn from their actions? DVD extras include interviews with Dennis Kucinich and Tom Morello.
“Up-close and personal . . . and political. This slice of life, a moment in movement history, captures the struggles of the American middle class confronting the corrupting power of money over democracy. Don't miss it.” —Democracy Now!
“Captures the spirit and intensity of the dramatic events as they unfolded.” —Robert McChesney, author, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy
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perfect; and now that WI governor Scott Walker is ...
May 26, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
Exactly what I needed, I teach state and local government, perfect; and now that WI governor Scott Walker is almost surely seeking the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016, even more topical,
February 21, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
I watched it very entertaining, I was part of it
September 25, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Great production, filming, and interviews. Regardless of political beliefs, this is a high quality documentary.
James W. Nell
October 18, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
That's pretty much what happened. I'd love to see a follow up about the pro-Walker opinion, especially up north.
Jody B. Olson
... moment for those of us out of state but love Wisconsin. Also shipping
July 31, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Sam Mayfield captured the moment for those of us out of state but love Wisconsin. Also shipping, price, delivery..fine