Hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records, visited the Occupy LA site recently and is now in Sydney for the Global Leadership Forum.
Video of Simmons speaking at Occupy LA was filmed and edited into a mini-documentary by Michael Jackson videographer and director Sandrine Orabona (This Is It).
Music for the doco was supplied by The Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly and The Foreign Exchange.
In the video, Simmons discusses what is behind the fight, the image of this movement and its future.
Simmons left LA and flew into Sydney a few days ago for the Global Leadership Forum at Darling Harbour. The event also features speakers George Clooney and Martha Stewart.
Simmons message is this… “I know some people say “Keep your eyes on the prize” but I disagree. When your eyes are stuck on the prize, you’re going to keep stumbling and crashing into things. If you really want to get ahead, you’ve got to keep your eyes focused on the path.”