Why Archive?

Why Archive?
Film Location: 
New York, NY

The 2011 Occupy movement produced innumerable usergenerated audio, blogs, photos, tweets and video. The Activist Archivists immersed themselves in the movement to collect digital content circulating in cyberspace. In collaboration with the Internet Archive, the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group, and Global Revolution TV, the Activist Archivists group developed the Why Archive postcard advocating archiving material for accountability and education, to be distributed at protests. The Why Archive? video was a follow-up to the postcard.