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Join the journey to create part three of the Fierce Light Trilogy: EVOLVE LOVE: Love In A Time of Climate Crisis!  http://www.evolvelovelive.com

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Check out www.VelcrowRipper.com  for free videos, podcasts, writing, workshop information and background about Fierce Light director, Velcrow Ripper.

 

 

FEATURED EVENTS

October 1-3rd, 2010

Shine Your Fierce Light Workshop, 

Weekend program with Velcrow Ripper
Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS
www.tatacentre.ca
tatacent@tatacentre.ca 
1-800-218-2220
 
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June 13 Fierce light Screening and Workshop, NEVADA CITY CA, http://www.shuniaa.com to register

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 June 11 Fierce Light Screening, NEW YORK CITY
“The Gallery” at John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan
Friday, June 11, 2010, 7 pm
suggested donation $5

Sponsors:
Sierra Club NYC; Neighborhood Energy Network & Tristate Food Not Lawns; The Green Sanctuary Committee, The Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist; Resistance Cinema / Action for Justice Committee

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June 3rd Fierce Light airs on Movie Central in Canada! 10 pm http://www.moveicentral.ca

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June 2 - PEACEFLICKS! Presents a free screening at the NFB Cinema Toronto

 

FEATURED PRESS

Hope Glows with Fierce Light

Interview with Velcrow Ripper

NEW REVIEW: THE SEATTLE TIMES

AN INSPIRING LOOK AT THE SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM MOVEMENT

2009 "SHINE YOUR FIERCE LIGHT"
WORKSHOPS WITH VELCROW RIPPER

 

DEC 11 & 12 LIVING IN THE FIRE OF CHANGE, SALT LAKE CITY

Friday night: Screening of FIERCE LIGHT
Saturday: Global Keynotes with former head of Amnesty International, James O'Dea, evolutionary visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard, native elder Sequoyah Trueblood, spiritual activist Velcrow Ripper and more.  Community forum.

Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.livinginthefireofchange.com/

DEC 13 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SHINE YOUR FIERCE LIGHT 
workshop with Velcrow Ripper
 

SEATTLE- SEPTEMBER 13

 

SUNSHINE COAST - SEPTEMBER 17

GALIANO ISLAND - SEPTEMBER 18

VANCOUVER, BC-SEPTEMBER 19

SAN FRANCISCO -SEPTEMBER 27 

CHARLESTON - OCT  3

ATLANTA - OCT 4 

NEW YORK CITY - OCT 11

TORONTO - OCT 16 

PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 15

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, DECEMBER 13

NEVADA CITY, CA, JANUARY 18

  More InfO

 

2009 SCREENINGS

DEC 22, 2009 New York CIty, NY

DEC 11, 2009 Salt Lake City, UTAH

NOV 25, 2009 Beaverton Oregon
8 pm, Milikan Way Center

http://www.newthoughtcsl.org/node/748

NOV 14 Portland (Northwest Film Festival) 

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sept. 11 -13 - Northwest Film Forum 
Velcrow Ripper and special guests, in attendance!

Sept. 12 - Workshop on the CInema of Velcrow Ripper
Sept. 13 - Fierce Light Workshop with Velcrow Ripper   

EARTH DANCE - Leggett CA
SEP 25 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sept 26 Other Cinema  

CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 1 - Sophia Institute 

Oct. 2 - Sophia Institute Workshops

NEW YORK CITY - Oct 10 ~ Village Zendo

Velcrow Ripper Q & A

Oct. 11 ~ Fierce Light workshop with Velcrow RIpper and Sarah Herrington 

PORTLAND, OREGON - Nov 14 - Northwest Film and Video Festival
Velcrow Ripper Q & A
6 pm, Portland Art Museum

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Dec. 10 - Living in the FIre of Change Conference
http://www.livinginthefireofchange.com

Velcrow Ripper talk, panel and workshop as part of the conference

NEVADA CITY, CA - Jan 23 - Wild and Scenic FIlm Festival
10 am

Followed by a SHINE YOUR FIERCE LIGHT workshop at 1.30 pm

CANADIAN dates 

NOV 18  7.30 PM  BE THE CHANGE FILM SERIES

FIERCE LIGHT SCREENING, Gayety Theatre, Collingwood Ontario
Producer Cher Hawrysh in attendance

GIBSONS, BC September 15, Velcrow RIpper in Attendance
September 16 - Fierce Light Workshop

GALIANO ISLAND, BC

Sept. 17 - Opening film for the 20th Anniversary of the Galiano Conservancy  Velcrow Ripper in Attendance 

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC 

Sep 18  - 7:00 pm Scared sacred

Spiritual Cinema, Willow Point Community Hall, 2165 Island Highway_________ 

GUELPH, ONTARIO

Oct 14  - 7:00 pm Fierce Light (with Judy Rebick)

Presented by Guelph Civic League, 10 Carden Street and the Bookshelf

Bookshelf Cinema, 41 Quebec St., Guelph, ON 

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Oct 15  Toronto, Ontario
Hart House  University of Toronto
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Oct 22 Langley, BC (details TBA)
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VANCOUVER, BC

Oct 23 Compassion 2 Action Conference
Velcrow Ripper Keynote Address
Langley Fine Arts School, BC
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Oct 30 Mission, BC
Mission World Community Film Festival,
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Nov 27, 7 pm Campbell River, BC
Spiritual Cinema

November 1, 6:00 PMWFirst Unitarian Congregation175 St. Clair Avenue. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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January 23 2010, 7 pm Sarnia Justice Film Festival
Sarnia Pulic Library Auditorium

 FIERCE LIGHT TALKS & EVENTS WITH VELCROW RIPPER  full listings click here

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INTERNATIONAL

MEXICO CITY Sep 21,22,23 - docsf
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA  Possible Worlds Film Festival  August 28 

FOR FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS CLICK HERE

 

  PRESS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

VANCOUVER SUN - Story
NATIONAL POST - Review new
TORONTO SUN - Feature Articl

FFWD MAGAZINE ~ CALGARYnew

MORE PRESS HERE

 

Waterlife

 ALSO FROM FIERCE LIGHT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARK ACHBAR 

 

Blue Gold Water Wars
 


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PREMIERING SOON ACROSS CANADA & THE WORLD - VELCROW'S NEWEST FILM 'OCCUPY LOVE'

 

   

 
"UPLIFTING!" ~ Green Muze Magazine

 

"INSPIRING! HEREIN LIES
THE KEY TO HUMANKIND'S ULTIMATE SURVIVAL, AND WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MORE IMPORTANT"
 ~ Seattle Times
 
 "HUGELY ENGAGING AND VISUALLY MAGNIFICENT."
~ Toronto Sun

"EXPERIENCE THE ENERGY OF THIS AWARD WINNING CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE." - Sophia Institute
 

 "BEAUTIFUL, POETIC, POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT.
EVERYONE (AND I MEAN EVERYONE)
SHOULD SEE FIERCE LIGHT." 
~ FFWD Magazine
 
"AN INVOCATION, A PROVOCATION
AND A BENEDICTION!"
~ Seattle Audience Member
  
 

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                              From the Director of Scared Sacred

From the Producer of The Corporation

Fueled by the belief that "another world is possible," Fierce Light is 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"; what Ripper is calling "Fierce Light."

Acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper takes an insightful look at change motivated by love, featuring interviews with spiritual activists Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu,Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill, and more.

 

TRANSFORMING AUDIENCES

Learn more about this inspiring documentary and the remarkablevisionaries who's stories spark a Fierce Light. A journey into the heart of spirit and action.

This film really speaks to people and is a powerful testimonial to our ability to "be the change" we are looking for.

Read reviews and articles in the press - Join our community and share your stories about how you've been getting in the way and making a difference in this world.

 

 

"COULDN'T HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME....AN INSPIRATION!" ~ The Montreal Gazette

"INTENSE AND INSPIRING." ~ Examiner National

"RESPLENDENT! CAPTURING SPONTANEOUS OUTBURSTS OF GRACE AND COURAGE...SURE TO INSPIRE THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE AND SELF EXAMINATION." - The Holland Sentinel

"RAW, HONEST AND COMPELLING." ~ CJSF Radio, Vancouver

"A MUST SEE MOVIE!" ~ CJAD Radio, Montreal

"COURAGEOUS, POTENT, AUTHENTIC!" ~ EnlightenNext Magazine

"A POETIC CALL TO HEARTFELT ACTION." ~ Common Ground

"A TOUCHING PORTRAIT OF THE POWER OF LOVE." ~ New Orleans Times-Picayune

"RIPPERS MOST ACCOMPLISHED PIECE." ~ Playback

"A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE IN ITSELF!" ~ VIFF

AWARD-WINNING

NFB AUDIENCE AWARD

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 

FIERCE LIGHT was awarded The NFB Audience Award for most popular Canadian Documentary at The Vancouver International Film Festival

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

VIFF NONFICTION FEATURE AWARD

Special Jury Prize "for its power to involve and inspire us with a personal journey that combines spiritual beliefs with relevant social action".

 

OFficial Selection 

Hot Docs Film Festival, International Film Festival Amsterdam, Palm Springs International FIlm Festival, Encounters Film Festival South Africa, Vancouver International Film Festival, International Festival of Spirit and more....

WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING...

"A beautiful, courageous, amazing piece of filmwork. I am completely blown away."~  Vicki Noble


"Expect transformation and nothing less!" - Babz Chula
 "Powerful. Moving. Beautiful. Inspirational. You will feel your soul sfor hours afterseeing this film." - 9/10 from Cinema Clock

"Amazing. I was so hushed/engaged/moved I couldn't eat my popcorn.  I've never said this before about a film: everybody should see it."- Paul Leschuk 

 

Powerful, Beautiful, Emotive. Such an important spiritual work and how wonderful to see film rise to it's potential as art. I could not speak for some time after the film because of the intensity of the experience. 10/10 - from Cinema Clock

"Do yourself and this world a favour....see this film! Amazing!!" - Christine Norris 

 

"One of those experiences that change you forever."~ Joanna Fekecz, Poland 

"An invigorating film. I felt it in my spirit - fierce!" ~ Maia Love, Canada 

I entered the theater excited but having absolutely no idea what to
expect. I left the theater feeling weightless, uplifted and motivated.
- Hannah Elizabeth 

Two days later and still feeling Fierce Light percolating...filled with gratitude, hope, amazement, love. ~ Heather Elson 

There are few films that are so complete that the edges disappear; that engage the entire body in viewing, and leave you palpably shifted. Fierce Light is a remarkable combination of all of these things. Art and heart.. - From IMDB 

FIERCE LIGHT: TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN! TEN!1000 Tens praising, 1000 tears embracing, 1000 arms engaging... Fierce Light, compassion in action...
-Stacy Elizabeth 

This movie changed me. It speaks to the urgency that spirit meet action NOW. Besides all that it is fine cinema: dramatic, beautiful, heart-warming, tragic, compelling, inspiring, funny, and entertaining. Go See It. - carla

 "DRAMATIC, VIVID, STARTLING." ~ The Vancouver Sun  
 

"ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL." ~ NewCityFilm, Chicago 

 

"RIPPER IS THE JOHN LENNON OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS. FIERCE LIGHT IS 'IMAGINE' IN TECHNICOLOR" ~ Michael Markwick, SFU Communications 
 
 

 

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