We talk to Velcrow Ripper, Canadian Academy Award (Genie) winning filmmaker, writer, sound designer and public speaker. He creates powerful, cinematic documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times. Occupy Love is the culmination of his epic “Fierce Love Trilogy” which began with Scared Sacred, named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. It continued with 2008′s award winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action . Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet.
His next film Occupy Love is being released in the Spring of 2012. From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact 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 collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound transformation: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life. OCCUPY LOVE is a film that chronicles the heart of the revolution. See http://occupylove.org/
Next, Rhan Wilson shares songs from the 8th annual "An Altared Christmas" this December 8th, at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA. Rhan Wilson presents an evening of classic holiday music presented entirely in minor keys featuring some of the best musicians in Santa Cruz and in the Bay Area and beyond. For more information go to www.altared.com and rhanwilson.com. Then Pipa Pinon, singer-songwriter, joins Rhan on a few altared tunes and delights our ears.
Pipa Pinon and Daniel Vee Lewis, bassist, together make DreamBeach. Pipa has written over 150 songs, and recorded several albums with several bands: Spiral, Triune, Saboo, Dreambeach, Pipa Piñon, Pipa & the Shapeshifters. Daniel also plays with the Joint Chiefs and The Al James Band. Bill Graham himself once said to Daniel, "I love your bass style. You've got that animal/juju thing going on." We agree! Their newest cd Blue Heart is featured. For more information see www.dreambeach.net.