OCCUPY LOVE Victoria Premiere 7pm December 5th, 2012!
This post published on October 15, 2012
We are very honoured to host the Victoria Premiere of Velcrow Ripper’s new documentary ‘OCCUPY LOVE’ on Wednesday December 5th, 2012! Advance tickets are selling fast, so please don’t delay to avoid disappointment – limited tickets available at the door. Join us live or virtually, this is an event not to be missed!
Velcrow Ripper will be our very special VIRTUAL guest on the post-screening Tweetchat, live from Toronto Island! Starting at about 8.45pm PST, follow hashtag #opencinema and watch the livestream of the IRL post-screening discussion with producer Ian Mackenzie in attendance, along with guests Layth Matthews (Victoria Shambhala Centre), Michelle Buchanan (writer, media activist and People’s Assembly of Victoria member) and moderator Rachelle Lamb.
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 this moving and inspiring film, 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 world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy.
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.
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION
Producer Ian Mackenzie will be in attendance, along with Michelle Buchanan (writer and media activist), Layth Matthews (financial advisor and Victoria Shambhala Centre Director) and moderator Rachelle Lamb, NVC facilitator and educator.
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“What the film shows, triumphantly, is that love can unite as much as greed can divide.” – Vancouver International Film Festival
“Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. Occupy Love is a masterpiece.” Read Ethan Cox’s great review of the film.