Rap, Yoga & Occupy – Occupiers Occupy Cali. College
Invited Back To Occupy Again
“Good morning, Colleagues –
Yesterday’s class was one of the most stimulating of my many decades of teaching so we are having the same guest speaker, Arthur Klein, again tomorrow in my Film 9 course (Filmmakers of Social Protest: Moore and Stone.)
The class was conducted along the lines of a General Assembly after presentation of the protocols used during many of the Occupy Assemblies around the country. Students articulated major concerns that were addressed by myself, Arthur Klein and two other LA Occupiers [Patty Alfonzo & Guido Corleone, who both were arrested during the OLA eviction] one a hip hop artist, whose song at the end held the class in rapt attention.
The rap artist’s closing song inspired one of my students in the class to sing her own 99% song; she told the class she was a music major, wanted to work in the music world and here was her opportunity to show her filmmaker classmates what she could do!
Arthur Klein showed video clips ranging from Occupy LA footage to an “Occupy Love” excerpt from doc in progress (by talented docmaker, Velcrow Ripper) to the “I’m Mad as Hell” sequence from “Network,” to the trailer for his doc, “Y Yoga Movie” followed by a few minutes of a closing yoga exercise, much appreciated.
So returning will be Arthur Klein tomorrow (Thurs., 12/8) 1:30 for an hour and half
and possibly hip hop artist and LA Occupier, Guido Corleone of the Luminaries.
Arthur was also a Fox Studio executive and journalist in a previous incarnation but more recently has been using social media and live streaming to connect others to important ongoing events.
Arthur’s presentation and interaction with the students provided an inspiring learning environment, especially considering the impact of the Occupy Movement.
Santa Monica College