Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fierce Light tonight, plus afterparty!

Just had a press release sent my way by Katherine Dodds, Ms. Press Release Queen:


A Film By Velcrow Ripper
"Incredibly moving...a spiritual experience in itself." - Vancouver International Film Festival

Acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred) takes us on an international and historical journey that explores the reaches of spiritual activism. In Oaxaca, friend and fellow journalist Brad Will is shot by paramilitaries while documenting the 2006 uprising. In Quebec City, people gather to protest the Free Trade Agreement. In South Central L.A., a peaceful occupation takes place to save North America's largest urban garden (where a vacant lot was transformed into a vibrant oasis by 350 low-income Latino families a decade earlier). When developers threaten the garden, the call for help results in support from hundreds of protesters (including Danny Glover, Ralph Nader and Joan Baez). Actress Darryl Hannah plants herself in a tree with Julia Butterfly Hill to protest the eviction.

Ripper takes an insightful and inspirational look at change motivated by love. Called "soul force" by Gandhi and "love in action" by Martin Luther King, spiritual activism's historical roots are examined and illustrated by interviews with spiritual luminaries Thich Nhat Hahn and Desmond Tutu, and with activists including Alice Walker and bell hooks. Join Ripper as he contemplates his place in the universe, his drive to make the world a better place, and the ways in which the two connect. Fierce Light is a visually powerful and incredibly moving documentary, a spiritual experience in itself, about the impact and the necessity of spiritual action in today's world. - Vancouver International Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE - Vancouver International Film Festival
FierceLight Films is proud to announce the World premiere of FIERCE LIGHT: WHEN SPIRIT MEETS ACTION a film by Velcrow Ripper. Ripper's much anticipated feature documentary about the force of spirit and action will be screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 1 at 7 pm, October 2 at 1:00 pm, and October 9 at 10:30 am. Director Velcrow Ripper & Producer Cher Hawrysh will be in attendance.
Join us for a FIERCE PARTY with DJ ADHAM SHAIKH to celebrate the launch of the film, Wednesday, October 1st, 9pm - 2am
The RED ROOM - 398 Richards Street - First 200 guests Free ~ Then $5 Admission ~ Cash Bar
Wednesday, October 1st 7:00pm
Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

Thursday, October 2nd 1:00pm
Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7

Thursday, October 9th 10:30am
Empire Granville 7 Theatre 2
From two of the creators of the groundbreaking documentaries "ScaredSacred" and "The Corporation"

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