Occupy Love

Directed by Velcrow Ripper

DIRECTOR

Velcrow Ripper

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

95 mins

YEAR

2012

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Setting the Occupy movement within the greater context of world-wide populist uprisings such as the Arab Spring, filmmaker Velcrow Ripper urges us to regard the struggles as part of a great love story, where “suffering leads to compassion, and compassion leads to action”. By taking a spiritual and emotional position of human connection, it becomes natural to respect other people and nature, and to form “horizontal” connections rather than hierarchies, so that everyone’s creativity and desire for meaning in life can be freed to find ways out of our current political and environmental crises.

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