Reviews

Occupy Movement | Screening | Occupy Love

“Inspired, hopeful, must be watched … documents a global super movement.”  ~ Huffington Post

“Beautiful, arresting, inspiring…”  ~ The Village Voice 
“If you want to feel the global heartbeat, I highly recommend seeing Occupy Love ~ Reality Sandwich 
“A critical, heartbursting love song to the human capacity for positive change.” ~ ~ Exit Strata

A feast for your mind.  A feast for you soul.  Top film of the year!” Movie Spirit 

“Broad, beautiful, soaring and eloquent … a feverish and lucid run of free-association that evokes the all-night conversations of a new romance.” – The Media Co-op – read the full article
“Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. Occupy Love is a masterpiece.” – Rabble.ca
Occupy Love is the quintessential documentary about the Occupy movement. This is definitely Velcrow Ripper’s best film to date… – Film Army
“Documenting global movements – including Arab Spring, Occupy, climate justice – Velcrow asked: how could this crisis become a love story? The result is a beautiful and brilliant exposé of the love that is fueling the creation of a new reality. It is a love story.” – Peace of the Circle
“At the heart of the film is the message that the ecological, economic and cultural crisis is deepening our love. The challenge is to express our love in more powerful and visionary ways.” – It’s All Yoga Baby
“Occupy Love is an invitation to look at ourselves and realize that despite the differences and conflicts we all have, we all collectively need to become proactive and love one another by supporting everyone. This documentary is highly motivational.” – The Link
“Viewers bubbled with excitement over this inspirational film” ~ Rising Sun Blog 
“Ripper’s deft hand at writing and directing makes for a compelling, often deeply moving journey. For activists the world over living in a psychological state of siege, these films are a much-needed tonic to the spirit.” – Chameleon on Fire
“”In this film, love means encouraging the health of humankind, planet and all creatures great and small through our every decision. It is an active love, a love that drives connection and builds community. A global adventure that reveals the connections between activist movements.” - Ignite Me 

WHAT THE AUDIENCE IS SAYING…

“This film opened my eyes & heart to what is possible! We, the people, have been lulled into compliance for TOO long!! If we don’t act NOW, when will we?! We are the only ones who can bring about change!! Keep this need for change in your minds, talk to people about it, spark the flame, & NEVER give up the fight!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!! Let us Never surrender!!”Shea Allan Moore

“The film was incredible… was up at 3am the next day thinking and feeling… and had rich conversations with some young neighbours about it today. Just watching the movie was the kind of experience that will keep unfolding goodness and provoking action… “~ Jane Finton, Whitehorse Yukon

“Saw the movie Occupy Love and was wildly inspired, my ecstatic propulsion engines all fueled up. It’s a visually gorgeous film that looks at how our current economic and ecological crisis is the Greatest Love Story on Earth. “The Economist says more for you means less for me. The Lover knows more for you means more for me.  Velcrow Ripper - I am cheering you on. Great job!  I’m a sucker for a kick-ass soundtrack too.” ~ Gennie Brukner, Toronto

“I watched the film a week ago and felt a mighty electricity flowing through the body – a huge upwelling of the compassionate power of totality. This is a love story indeed – a love story of deep currents of being meeting once again through a flowering of collective consciousness in inspired right action.” ~ Jeff Vanderclute, Seattle

“Tis the happiest, most hopeful, best film of the year!” ~ Richard Kerver, Boston

“What a great event last night at the CLinton theater in Portland, OR! Your film is awesome, inspiring and I so want to share it with all my friends and colleagues!!” ~ Ingir Easton, Portland

“Oh my, I think I have a case of Occupy Love, and want to share it with as many as possible.” ~  Lauren Vines

“Love love LOVE this!!! Thank you SO much for rolling this heartfelt inspiring cinematic gem out in Boulder today!” ~ Mark Larimer, Boulder CO

“The audience was moved to tears. A small group of about 6 women, my husband and myself stayed until 2am, talking about all the amazing things we are doing or want to be doing in our community. It was a magical night – sparked by LOVE.” ~ Shauna Ratapu, New Zealand

“Great screening on Long Island…everyone applauded at the end of the film and left with open hearts and gratitude! Thank you.” ~ Debbie Goldman, Long Island

“THANK YOU for so beautifully capturing the essence of a pulse I started to feel back in Spring of 2011. I have never felt more energized, in love, or broken open than at this time in my life…our lives” ~ Gabriela Maurier, Boulder CO