Occupy Love (2013)
85 min | English | Producers: Nova Ami, Ian MacKenzie and Velcrow Ripper | Director: Velcrow Ripper
SuperChannel,CMF,Rogers Telefund, Indiegogo, Kickstarter.
“Inspired, hopeful, must be watched … documents a global super movement.” ~ Huffington Post
“Beautiful, arresting, inspiring…” ~ The Village Voice
““A feast for your mind. A feast for you soul. Top film of the year!” - Movie Spirit
THE FIERCE LIGHT TRILOGY PART 3
SCARED SACRED ~ FIERCE LIGHT ~ OCCUPY LOVE
WINNER - Best Canadian Feature, Planet in Focus Film Festival 2012
OPENING FILM - Crossroads Film Festival, Austria 2013
OPENING FILM - World Community Film Festival, Canada 2013
Occupy Love explores the growing realization 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 causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: 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.
The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein. Meet the full cast here.