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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:43 AM

Cross-post "A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

"TODAY, THE INTERCEPT launches “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then?

This is a project unlike any we have done before, crossing boundaries between fact, fiction, and visual art, co-directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt and co-written by Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis. To reclaim a phrase from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it’s our “green dream,” inspired by the explosion of utopian art produced during the original New Deal.

And it’s a collaboration with a context and a history that seems worth sharing."
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https://www.democraticunderground.com/1127126385

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:03 AM

1. This was featured on Democracy NOW! this morning.

The video is excellently done.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:40 AM

2. the full video

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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