8 December 2014—6:30am-9:00pm
The Rio Theatre
"Occupy Love" is a feature-length documentary that explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein.
Join us for a FREE screening of this important and inspirational film and then stick around for what will no doubt be a fascinating Q+A session with director Velcrow Ripper who will be in attendance. Ripper is a Canadian Academy Award (Genie) winning filmmaker, writer, sound designer and public speaker. Occupy Love is the culmination of his epic “Fierce Love Trilogy” which began with "Scared Sacred", named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. It continued with 2008’s award winning "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action".
Please register for your tickets in advance to guarantee a spot for this all-ages show at www.occupy-love-with-velcrow-ripper.eventbrite.ca. Although this is a free event, we are asking that everyone please bring a small donation of cash or non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.