Occupy Love feature of film night
On June 19, Awareness Film Night will be having its season finale with the documentary Occupy Love: Revolution of the Heart.
This recently released film by acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred; Fierce Light) 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 few and encouraging the greed of all, is causing economic, ecological and social collapse. The resulting crises 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.
Director Velcrow Ripper said about this film: “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’.”
Occupy Love is an invitation to look at ourselves and realize that despite the differences and conflicts we all have, we collectively need to become proactive and love and support one another.
Showtime will be at 7 p.m. at the Edward Milne community school theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd. Admission is by donation.
For more information on awareness films go to: www.awarenessfilmnight.ca