Q & A with Velcrow Ripper from the National PostMon, 05/11/2009 - 18:53
In his last film, Scared Sacred, director Velcrow Ripper journeyed to the ground zeros of the world in search of hope and spiritual strength. His new documentary, Fierce Light, runs in the same vein, but focuses on the remarkable activists that Ripper encounters, men and women who advocate the compassionate, spiritual activism that he believes we, as humans, desperately need.
ON LINE FIERCE ACTIVISMSat, 05/02/2009 - 22:20
We're starting to gear up now for the big push to releasing Fierce Light in the movie theatres here in Canada, starting May 15. Now, more than ever, we need everyone who is a fan of Fierce Light, and the message it represents of compassion in action, to get on board and get the word out.
The opening weekend is the MOST CRUCIAL for any film, and so I urge you to come out and see it and encourage your friends to do the same. Other Canadian cities TBA.
By attending, you prove that audiences want more meaningful content on the big screen and help pave the way for more. Getting the word out is all due to the help from people like you, forwarding this email, telling their friends, and especially going to see the film!
Here are some concrete things you can do:
~join the mailing list, and forward our updates over the next few weeks to your friends
~talk about it, blog about it, twitter about it, facebook it, myspace it, wherever you hang out on-line
~ post comments and reviews about the film on our blogs, and anywhere you see it reviewed or mentioned on-line. Some key places to leave reviews or ratings:
INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1043845/
CINEMA CLOCK: http://www.cinemaclock.com/ (once the film is listed)
A Beautiful StewMon, 04/27/2009 - 01:20
"The Chefs of G~d
are cooking up a special stew
Just for you."
LOVE IN A FLASHWed, 04/15/2009 - 00:51
Starting now, see how your day is transformed when you live out that question. How would Love make breakfast? What would Love say to the people you meet today: to your beloved, to your family, to the dog, the bird, the people on the street? The guy who drives you crazy at work? The beggar on the corner? Love might give her change, or maybe just smile and acknowledge her as a human being - Love is not guilty or dogmatic. Love knows what to do, if you let it guide your steps.
The next time the phone rings, take a breath, and ask yourself: how would Love answer? Then, let love answer, no matter who is calling. Love always knows what to say.
Love is not a wimp. Love stands up for justice, for truth, for dignity, and sometimes that means being Fierce. Fierce Love, Fierce Compassion, Fierce Gentleness. Fierce Sensitivity. Don't insult Love with a hallmark imitation. We're talking about the real deal here. Love is able to remain loving, unconditionally, in every circumstance, without exception. That's fierce.
Sound like too much work to be Love all day? Then wait until it's really needed-the moment irritation or anger or fear arises. Stop for a moment before you respond. Look at what it is that's really triggering you - is it this particular person, or event, or is it really an old pattern from the past. Is it just a web of projections and past injuries and dissapointments that you have superimposed over your eyeballs, until you can no longer see whats really in front of you? Can you approach this problem with freshness, with aliveness, as it is, not with a big bundle of pre-conceptions that stops you from seeing the other as a real human being, someone who suffers and dreams, just like you?