The Climate Crisis Connection

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

The Climate Crisis Connection

Select scenes from Occupy Love ┬áthat connect the dots between climate crisis, extreme weather, today’s economic system and love in action. Featuring Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine), Bill McKibben (350.org) and Clayton Thomas-Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network). To help with Hurricane Sandy relief actions while holding Big Oil accountable visit http://www.350.org/sandy Learn more about...

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Casseroles – We are starting to remember

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012

Casseroles – We are starting to remember

Inspired by Jeremie Battaglia’s gorgeous black and white film on the Casseroles uprising in Quebec, I shot this solidarity march in Vancouver with a pots and pans revolt of our own. My experience of the march, and I hope what it conveys above, is simple joy. And most of all wonder. This mirrors the reports from Quebec, as shared in the sincere by scathing post “An Open Letter to...

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Be Love ~ In Memory of Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

Be Love ~ In Memory of Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea

In March of 2012 the planet lost a precious beating heart – beloved Hawaiian elder Kumu Raylene Ha’alelea Kawaiaea. Nova Ami and I were honoured to spend time with her, and interview her for Occupy Love. We will always be grateful for the wisdom and love she shared with us. Thank you Joel Levey and Michelle Levey for bringing her into our lives. In this video Kumu sings a chant of...

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The Economy Of Love

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012

The Economy Of Love

“The economy of love is – the more you have the more I have. If I can make you feel happy or hopeful or beautiful I might feel more that way myself…. If I want a society that works, then I need you to be powerful, I need you to be responsible, I need you to be fully engaged, and maybe I need you to be joyous. The more I can give you the better my society is, because we are...

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Occupy Movement: Show Me Your Face

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011

Occupy Movement: Show Me Your Face

Directed by Ian MacKenzie My goal with this piece was to move us beyond our ideas of left and right, black and white. We are moving toward a world beyond “isms.” These are relics from our previous consciousness and it’s time to let them go. We cannot tackle the crises facing our world alone. We need each other. We need the...

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Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love

Directed by Ian MacKenzie Co-produced with Velcrow Ripper “Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of...

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