Occupy Love Victoria Premiere
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
7pm (doors open at 5.30pm)
I was thrilled to attend the World Premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it!
This is the third film in Velcrow’s Fierce Love trilogy, including ‘Scared Sacred’ and ‘Fierce Light’. This final chapter captures the vibrant spirit of the Occupy movement, moving beyond party politics to offer a hopeful vision for our collective future. It also is a call to action for each one of us to think about what this moment is asking of us.
Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet.
From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound transformation: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
Woven throughout the moving, action oriented backbone of the story, is a deep exploration of the heart of the movement, the meaning of love, and concrete examples of just what “another world” could look like, featuring some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy.
Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes. A powerful cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: Occupy Love is the movie I have been waiting to make, all my life. Today’s global awakening is what my earlier films have been anticipating and fostering – a current of potential that was pulsing and rumbling, just below the surface. Suddenly the volcano has erupted. As the popular Occupy sign reads, “The Beginning is Here.”
A feature documentary by VELCROW RIPPER
Produced by NOVA AMI, IAN MACKENZIE and VELCROW RIPPER
Executive Producers BETSY CARSON, GREGG HILL and CATHERINE TAIT
A Community Funded Film produced in association with SuperChannel and the Canada Media Fund.
Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. Occupy Love is a masterpiece. – Ethan Cox, Rabble
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