American Autumn | Full Doc {2020 Reissue}

Occupy Wall Street: A View From the Inside

American Autumn is available to rent or buy on iTunes or YouTube, but in the interest of introducing (or re-introducing) myself, this will remain available here for free.

Click that play button and enjoy. To mark the launch of my new series, Dear Joe Biden, I’ve made my feature documentary film American Autumn available for free, right here.

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Is The War On Terror Worth The Price?

As the sequester kicks in, automatic cuts will kick in across the board- including cuts to the defense budget. However, when one considers how completely out of whack our defense budget is in the post 9/11 age of perpetual war, the cuts will still leave us with a military budget that dwarfs all other countries- combined.

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein breaks it down this way:

Over the past decade, we’ve been at war. And our spending went way up. In 2001, under President George W. Bush, the military budget was $287 billion. In 2012, after accounting for the military budget and the war spending, it was about $700 billion. That’s a bigger increase in spending than we saw for either the Vietnam War or the Cold War.

And here’s where it left us: $700 billion is more than China, the U.K., France, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Brazil, Italy, South Korea, Australia and Canada spend on their militaries combined.

The video below (from my documentary American Autumn – steal it here) examines different ways we could have spent the money spent on the Iraq and Afghan wars alone.

American Autumn to screen in Washington DC

DC Premiere @ Busboys and Poets, August 20th

The Washington, DC premiere of American Autumn: an Occudoc will take place at Busboys and Poets (5th and K, NW) on Monday August 20th.

Presented by Code Pink.

Doors open at 7pm and admission is free. Cash bar and full dinner menu available.

Join and share the facebook event page for this event here.

Trailer (“Greed”)

Trailer (feat. “GA’s first song)

About American Autumn: an Occudoc

A feature length documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn: an occudoc not only offers answers for those who continue to ask: “what does the occupy movement stand for? What are our demands?” – it offers a challenge and an invitation to engage with the movement.

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American Autumn: an occudoc • official trailer •

music for this trailer is “Greed”, by Fugazi (Dischord Records)
used with permission

American Autum: an Occudoc
will premiere in June of 2012.
To schedule a screening, or for more information, visit

Written, Directed and Produced by Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Camera: Kevin Egan, Asher Platts, & Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Editing: Aj Russo & Dennis Trainor, Jr
Original music: Mike Lawrence-Yannicelli, Goldishack Guerillas
Graphics and Color correction: Aj Russo
Post Production sound: James Russo
Executive Producers: Peggy Kimball & Dennis Trainor, Jr