Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 17, 2012, 9:45 a.m. EST by theblognovice
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Since getting involved in the Chicago Occupy movement, my awareness in how much government has a choke-hold on the lives of Americans was shattering.
In the beginning of January 2012, I started working on a documentary exposing the corruption and exploitation of taxi drivers in Chicago.
I have completed a 15 minute short gives a glimpse of the many problems that plague the taxi industry, not just in Chicago but throughout the nation.
Although I'm very proud of freshman efforts as a film maker, I've run into the same challenge that most film makers run into, lack of financial resources.
I feel this is an important story that must be told. I'm asking the Occupy community that I embraced 13 months ago to please assist me in exposing governmental exploitation.
My short can be watched on www.cabslaves.com
Even though financial resources are in need, what is more important to me personally is that the level of awareness be raised. After watching the short, if you would like to help, please share my film short with someone you know that might be sympathetic to taxi drivers.
Eric P. Martin