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
Blog
Dec 15, 2010

In the wake of Cancun

Velcrow Ripper
The 16th Climate Summit has washed over us, and thankfully, this vital process is still alive.
Blog
Apr 26, 2010

From Cochabamba to Cancun...the path forward

Velcrow Ripper
The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth is over, but the momemtum generated by this first initiative will create ripples that will continue for some time.
Blog
Apr 21, 2010

From climate change to climate crisis

Velcrow Ripper
It's the third day of the World Peoples Summit on Climate Change, here in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In the opening of the conference, the charismatic political and spiritual leader of Bolivia, Evo Morales.
Blog
Apr 20, 2010

Beginnings...

Velcrow Ripper
Currently working on his next feature documentary Evolve Love: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis. Velcrow Ripper blogs from the World People's Congress on Climate Change in Bolivia.
Podcast
Oct 18, 2005

From the archives - Fierce Light Podcast episode 1

FierceLight
In this premiere edition of Fierce Light host Velcrow Ripper introduces us to the ScaredSacred project. THen it's onto the founding Conference of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, featuring th
Podcast
Jul 29, 2006

Forgiveness

FierceLight
In the wake of the escalating violence in the middle east, episode #6 of FierceLight introduces us to the Bereaved Families Circle, a remarkable group of Palestinian and Israeli parents who have lost
Podcast
Feb 23, 2006

Episode 5: Beyond Sustainability

FierceLight
Join host Velcrow Ripper in Australia, as he meets the co-founder of permaculture, 'David Holmgren', discussing the path to sustainability and beyond.
Podcast
Dec 14, 2005

FierceLight Episode #4

FierceLight
Today's episode is podcast semi-live from Puerto Rico, at the Human Forum of The Alliance for the New Humanity. Featuring the opening adress of Alliance president Deepak Chopra, and Jeremy Rifkin.
Podcast
Nov 13, 2005

FierceLight Episode #3

FierceLight
The third and final installment of the powerful speech by the Reverend Van Jones, from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Recorded at the founding conference of the Network of Spiritual Progress

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