In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's ... See full summary »
In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history. Staring directly into the face of war, tragedy and instability, Ripper travels to the minefields of Cambodia; war-torn Afghanistan; the toxic wasteland of Bhopal; post-9/11 New York; Bosnia; Hiroshima, Israel and Palestine. This unflinching documentary captures his five-year odyssey to discover if humanity can transform the 'scared' into the 'sacred'. Confronting horror and heartbreak around the world, Ripper meets those who have suffered first-hand. And in each place, he unearths unforgettable stories of survival, ritual, and recovery. Scared Sacred deftly weaves together haunting and luminous footage with words, memories, and an evocative soundscape to create an exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil. With an ... Written by
A beautiful peek into the human condition. Velcrow Ripper does an amazing job of allowing subjects to make sweeping statements and then disproving them with a single shot.
For example - while explaining to a Palestinian border guard that he is on a mission to find hope for the future while in his country. The guard replies "you will not find hope here". Boom - cut to three children laughing and sitting on their porch. The best typo ever is seen in a shot from the Kabul Afghanistan airport. A sings prohibits you from bringing in "dangerous things like gasses and passions". They obviously mean poisons but passions can be dangerous there too.
Take the trip, you won't be disappointed.
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