HartHouse Toronto, Q & A with Velcrow Ripper – Conscious Activism Doc Series

  • Price: free
  • Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2014
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Hart House
  • Location: Hart House, Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
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Conscious Activism Doc Series

Hart House continues its tradition of free programming that engages the mind, awakens the spirit and acts as an incubator of thoughtful exchange, and a call to action for the curious and the concerned.

Born of a desire to address injustice, each documentary we screen is an exploration of the complex relationship between social justice, spirit and activism. This semester’s screenings follow our model of showing award-winning documentaries that represent a diverse landscape spanning local, national, and global issues of social justice, and giving audiences the opportunity to engage the filmmakers and activists involved.

Details:  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 and 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.6.30

See more at www.occupylove.org/about

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When: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 6:30 pm screening time
Where: Debates Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Registration required / Consciousactivism.eventbrite.ca