Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Directed by Velcrow Ripper
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In these times of crisis, there is an electric charge in the air, a burgeoning renewal amongst both people who have focused their lives on the spiritual, and those whose lives are centered around the struggle for change. Featuring Velcrow Ripper's stunning cinematography, a compelling soundtrack, and dramatic stories of resistance and transformation, FIERCE LIGHT: WHEN SPIRIT MEETS ACTION is a feature documentary that captures the excitement of Spiritual Activism that is catalyzing the planet. Fueled by the belief that 'another world' is possible, Ripper seeks out today's stories to reveal what is possible when individuals, friends and strangers, faced with a world in crisis, rise to their absolute best... a human sunrise.
"While including passionate testimony from devoted activists such as author Alice Walker, actress Daryl Hannah, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and, most poignantly, environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, 'Fierce Light' is also a globe-trotting record of Ripper's personal quest (following his previous film, 'Scared Sacred') to transcend specific religious faith and embrace an all- encompassing vision of unified humanity, with the civil-rights movement of the '50s and '60s as its solid foundation."
"Certainly the best documentary I saw at the Waterfront Film Festival recently was a collection of inspiring stories that made up 'Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action.' Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper ('Scared Sacred') globe trots around the world looking at a vast range of people protesting various social issues and examines the notion that social action is most effective when it is deeply rooted in some form of spirituality. The documentary has received awards at numerous film festivals and it is slowing rolling out into theaters this summer with a positive, grassroots buzz growing."
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Special Jury Prize; Vancouver International Film Festival 2008
Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 22nd from Scorpion & Kino Lorber! Oscar Nominee: Best Original Screenplay One Potato, Two Potato (1964)…
RT' @CinemaLamont': March is Women’s History Month & we’re celebrating with a 4 film retrospective honoring Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino.…
RT' @PlazaAtlanta': Coming This Weekend to The Drive-In and The Big Screen!! #shataramichelleford's haunting festival darling that'll shake y…
RT' @r_emmet':' https://t.co/wafky0acDY' sez the Martin Eden disc I put together is "highly recommended":' https://t.co/XxoK1heA18'' @KinoLorber'
@QueensDriveIn' @RooftopFilms'' @MovingImageNYC'' @nysci'' @bacuraufilme'' @NYCParks'' @kmendoncafilho'' @jdornelles'
RT' @QueensDriveIn': Mad Max returns to the Queens alongside one of the best-reviewed films of the year! Join us on Friday, March 19th, for T…
Absolute legend' @JaneFonda' shouted out our re-release of F.T.A., which was restored by' @Indie_Collect' with support…' https://t.co/lcdXmL1ZWV'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 29th from Kino Lorber & Scorpion Releasing! Night Terror (1977 TV movie) aka Night Drive • Audio Commenta…
RT' @TheFilmScorer': Composer Nainita Desai joins me to talk about scoring The Reason I Jump, the benefits of vinyl, and the differences betw…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.