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Fierce Light
Fierce Light
Release Date: May 8, 2009

Director: Velcrow Ripper
Distributor: E1 Entertainment Canada
Winner of the NFB's Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival, FIERCE LIGHT is a feature documentary that captures this 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', acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper ("Scared Sacred") seeks out today's stories of what Martin Luther King called 'Love in Action', and Gandhi called 'Soul Force'; what Ripper is calling 'Fierce Light'. It is the way of the Sacred Warrior, uncompromisingly nonviolent, with a power that radiates from the heart and outwards. It is that same spirit that swept Barack Obama into the White House - undeniably hopeful, and full of possibility. FIERCE LIGHT: When Spirit Meets Action reveals what's possible when human beings are at their absolute best.
FIERCE LIGHT features some of the most remarkable spiritual activists of our times including: Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker (The Color Purple); U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis; Buddhist peace activist and monk Thich Nhat Hanh; actor turned activist, Daryl Hannah; The South Central Farmers of Los Angeles, famed tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill, as well as Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland California, a strategy and action 'incubator' working towards justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Jones was recently appointed Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) by President Obama.

www.fiercelight.org