ScreeningOct 19 2013 - 9:30 PM
at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Directed by: Velcrow Ripper | 90 minutes | Canada | PG | Documentary | Toronto Premiere
Director Velcrow Ripper in attendance
A profound shift is taking place all over the world. As millions of people begin to question the power structures shaping global society, Canadian activist and documentary veteran Velcrow Ripper (Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, Scared Sacred, Bones of the Forest) sets out to find the love brewing amidst the chaos.
Over the course of a year, Occupy Love travels to the sites of economic and environmental protest that made 2011 an extraordinary year of change. Documenting the everyday heroes of the Arab Spring, European Summer and worldwide Occupy camps, the film paints an inspiring portrait of the growing movement toward lateral forms of power. Focusing on the compassion buttressing these social movements, Ripper poses that fundamental change can only come through love.
With an incredible cast of visionaries including Naomi Klein, bell hooks, Charles Eisenstein and Bill McKibben, Occupy Love imparts a tremendous sense of empowerment in its look at a revolution rooted in direct democracy and shared power.