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A look at the film Fierce Light


For a number of reasons, both private and public, I have not been feeling as creative as normal these last 24 hours.  What I am conscious of is that events of this week, from the riots in the UK, the chaos of financial markets, right through to the death of our dog Tess have all contributed to a mental heaviness.


So I am taking a small creative short-cut, as it were, by writing about a film that we watched on Monday night; Fierce Light.


There is a trailer on YouTube.  This is how it is presented,


A Feature Documentary By Velcrow Ripper

From the Director of Scared Sacred & The Producer of The Corporation

“Fierce Light” is a feature documentary that captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities that are igniting it.

Fueled by the belief that “another world is possible,” the film portrays stories of what Martin Luther King called “Love in Action,” and Gandhi called “Soul Force”; what Ripper is calling “Fierce Light.” Acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred) takes an insightful look at change motivated by love, featuring interviews with spiritual activists Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu, Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill, and more.


If you would like to sink a little deeper into the film and what the motivations are behind the making of it, then do go to the web site Fierce Light.


Jean and I found the film inspiring and beautifully presented.  It came over as a film that seriously approached the topic of human consciousness and gave plenty of opportunity to reflect on some of the many forces within our societies at this present time.


Then you may like to watch this talk by the Director, Velcrow Ripper (actually born Steve Ripper in 1963), broken into two parts as follows,



The film and this talk by Mr. Ripper both date back to 2009 so, in the light of where we are in August 2011, they are proving to be extremely relevant.


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