While global capitalism is a defining feature of our times, many engage in an anti-capitalist resistance. MARKET THIS! is a timely documentary that explores the desire for radical politics and culture in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Two-Spirited and Transgender community. The documentary began in 1999 after the Queeruption gathering in New York City. During workshops and caucuses and through discussion and entertainment, participants came together to explore ways that this community can sustain and validate itself without supporting a system that actively exploits poor people, women, People of Color, g/b/l/TS/t people. This video takes the dialogue from Queeruption one step further. MARKET THIS! considers both the successes as well as the problems which resulted most visibly (and ironically) from a lack of involvement and presence of People of Color and Transgender people. While the gathering was an interactive platform for sharing and inspiring DIY (Do It Yourself) culture, it was, in many ways, a homogeneous White-dominated event. In the making of this video, the producers sought the advice of seasoned activists with constructive solutions for future organizing. This tape will be used as a historical document, a case study in organizing and to express the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, feminist, anti-capitalist and queer collective movement.
2003 TRT: 28 minutes #310