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: and

Velcrow Ripper
Oct 29, 2005

Episode # 2: FierceLight

This edition of FierceLight features part two of the powerful speech by the Reverend Van Jones, from the Ella Baker center for human rights, a vibrant visionary recorded at the founding conference o


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