Occupy Wall Street gets MTV 'True Life' doc
Remember, remember the fifth of November.
The protesters involved in the Occupy Wall Street have had a variety of supporters champion their cause, from politically-minded musicians like Pete Seeger and Kanye West, to actors like Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon. But the grassroots uprising, which continues to gain the attention of those in Hollywood and beyond (OWS protests have popped up in cities across the United States since it began in New York City in September), may have no bigger name backing them than MTV.
The network has been eager to give a voice to all those who are calling for political and financial change for the “99 percent.” In addition to a casting call for OWS protesters to try out for the next season of The Real World, the network will air a new installment of their docu-series True Life, for an episode called “I’m Occupying Wall Street.” The episode — which will chronicle “three young people on the front lines of the movement in New York City … [and] capture the day-to-day realities of the protesters and uncover some of the motivations that continue to drive them” — is set to air on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
Watch a preview of True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street, which investigates what it’s been like for protesters at the central hub of the movement, Zuccotti Park, below: