NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York author Eleanor Lerman and her videologist brother Philip Lerman were so inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that they combined their talents to produce a short film honoring the demonstrators.

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“If nothing else, since it was filmed at Zuccotti Park, it’s, in a way, a memorial to the movement that was born there,” said Eleanor.

It’s a movement she believes has made, and will continue to make, a difference.

“I think the impact has already had an effect on the Presidential campaign and it’s not going to go away,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Mike Xirinachs.

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She calls Occupy Wall Street necessary.

“Respect me. Let me have a place to live. Let me take care of my family. These are basic rights and basic needs that everyone has and it’s what we promised people when we created this country,” she said.

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