The Mid-Island chapter of the Council of Canadians invite the community to join us for a free screening of the highly-anticipated documentary OCCUPY LOVE. This is the closing film of our spring series of Cinema Politica documentaries, we’ll be back in the fall with more great films to share with you.
SCREENING LOCATION: Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus, Building 356, Room 109
DATE & TIME: Tuesday April 30th, 7pm
FREE ADMISSION, donations accepted.
The evening will open with a special video message from director Velcrow Ripper. Our post-screening discussion will be lead by Fred Speck, Gwawaenuk Tribe & Idle No More activist.
Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”
Occupy Love 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.
OCCUPY LOVE is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes. A powerful cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.
Tune in to CHLY 101.7FM on Tuesday April 30th at 11am for a special live one-hour interview with OCCUPY LOVE director Velcrow Ripper on “Changes Radio”.
“Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. Occupy Love is a masterpiece.” – Ethan Cox, Rabble
What the film shows, triumphantly, is that love can unite as much as greed can divide.” – Vancouver International Film Festival