[Sust-mar] Velcrow Ripper film Thursday: Fierce Light

Julia Creighton juliamcreighton at eastlink.ca
Tue Sep 28 20:49:27 EDT 2010

Thursday, September 30 . St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Road 7 pm


Fierce Light: Where Spirit Meets Action  Velcrow Ripper  97 min.


This film continues the quest for a fusion between spirituality and activism
explored in series opener, ScaredSacred. Believing that "another world is
possible," Ripper presents a compelling, global journey into the world of
spirit in action, an exploration of what Martin Luther King called "Love in
Action," and Gandhi called "Soul Force".

The 2006 murder of friend and fellow media-activist Brad Will in
protest-torn Oaxaca, Mexico, is the impetus for Ripper's journey, which
takes him to the flash points of spiritual activism around the world,
including Montgomery, Alabama; Robben Island, South Africa; Andrah, India;
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and South Central Los Angeles, where a
months-long protest against the razing of a vital community garden provides
a highly dramatic spine for the wide-ranging film.

En route, Ripper encounters a number of eloquent icons, including American
Civil Rights legend Congressman John Lewis, actor turned activist Daryl
Hannah, Nobel prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pulitzer Prize Winning
Author Alice Walker, Buddhist peace activist monk Thich Nhat Hahn, famed
tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill, and dharma punk, Noah Levine.

For further information, please contact Julia Creighton at
juliamcreighton at eastlink.ca



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