Velcrow Ripper

Velcrow Ripper is an acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmaker, who works with the National Film Board of Canada. He has won dozens of awards for his films, including two Genies (Canadian Academy Awards), for the feature documentaries Scared Sacred and Bones of the Forest -- a film about native elders and the struggle to save ancient forests from logging. His latest film, Fierce Light, is about bringing together spirituality and activism. He has interviewed many of the world's luminaries, including The Dalai Lama, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Noam Chomsky, etc. His movies are seen widely around the world, broadcast on television, shown in movie theaters and used extensively by grassroots groups. For more info visit: www.velcrowripper.com and www.fiercelight.org

Velcrow Ripper
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Dec 31, 2011
Photo: Velcrow Ripper, http://occupylove

Love's evolution is my resolution

Velcrow Ripper
Love's evolution is my resolution, my revolution, my solution. The time is now. 2012 is upon us. The beginning is here!
Blog
Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Toronto. Photo: John Bonnar

Occupy Wall Street: You cannot evict the evolution

Velcrow Ripper
You are Us too. We are the 100 per cent and we're not going anywhere. Don't fear us -- join us. Celebrate this arising of hope, possibility and community. We are discovering that true power is shared.
Blog
Nov 11, 2011

A Message to Occupy Canada from Velcrow Ripper

Velcrow Ripper
Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (www.occupylove.org) has been at Occupy Wall Street since the first day. This message is to Occupy Canada, at a time when Occupy camps in Canada are facing threats o
Blog
Sep 26, 2011

The revolution will be tweeted

Velcrow Ripper
Business as usual is clearly not working. The occupation of Wall Street is just beginning, but it is already sending a powerful message, a challenge to the old world order.
News
Jul 15, 2011

Love in a time of climate crisis

Velcrow Ripper
My journey has been to recognize the life-affirming spirit of our times. I learned that if we treat this earth better, potential disaster could be transformed into the greatest love story ever told.

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