the video from Call the Mayor Day is finally done

April 19, 2010

After many weeks of on and off production since the end of February, the video from Call the Mayor Day on February 9th, 2010 is finally complete. Without further ado, I shall present to you all the fruits of my labour.

Please view it full screen and full quality if you are able to.



When I set on to make this video I originally wanted to do a short narrative simply about the day itself. Thinking that no one outside of the people involved would ever see it I started to write out a script. The concept quickly changed and it moved far beyond trying to simply document what happened but also why. I put myself in the viewer’s shoes, thought about what I would need to see to give me an overview about why this day happened. A video that was supposed to be around 3 minutes long grew to 8 minutes and 1 second exactly and even then I had to eventually stop adding content because things were changing so quickly. If I kept editing it to reflect the absolute latest development it would never get done.


I hope you all enjoy the video and please distribute it widely! Things won’t change unless we do it ourselves.


Links to sources:


Creative Space Coalition:
Stop the War on Fun:
California Music and Culture Association:


The Mayor of San Francisco:
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors:


EFF article on confiscated laptops:
SF Weekly on the War on Fun:
SF Guardian on the War on Fun:
DNA Lounge on loitering:
SF Appeal on Call the Mayor Day:
California ABC:

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by maymaym, Ani Niow. Ani Niow said: Ladies and Gentlemen, the video from Call the Mayor Day has reached completion. Enjoy & distribute widely! [...]