Evangeline Lilly-Produced NSA Video Will Be Projected on Manhattan Building Tonight
Internet freedom groups Fight for the Future and Demand Progress have teamed up with Golden Globe nominee Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit) to produce a 5-minute crowdfunded video that explains the NSA's surveillance programs and calls for an end to mass spying.
The groups will debut the video in a *very* public way tonight, October 15th when they will project the film onto the side of a large building in Manhattan. According to an online invitation and Facebook event, a crowd of supporters will gather at Washington Square Park at 9pm. They will be among the first people in the world to see the video, which is expected to be shared widely on social media. The event is being used to educate New Yorkers and encourage them to attend the Stop Watching Us Rally Against Mass Surveillance, which will be in Washington, DC on October 26th.
Volunteers will roam the crowd with free bags of popcorn and flyers to promote the upcoming rally, and participants will be able to sign up to ride buses leaving from NYC to go to the protest.
DETAILS: Activists, students, and technology lovers converging in Washington Square Park, NYC, for a guerrilla screening of a new video about NSA spying, narrated and produced by actress Evangeline Lilly. The film will be projected by The Illuminator onto the side of a large building to attract maximum attention from onlookers. It's set for Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 -- 9:00pm (sharp!) to 9:45pm at Washington Square Park, New York, NY. Gather at The Arch at 9pm. The massive projection will be somewhere in the near vicinity.