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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action (2008)

Captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities who are igniting it.

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Krishna Aratna ...
Himself - Sri Lankan Activist
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Sera Beak ...
Herself - Harvard Scholar for Comparative Religion
Michael Beckwith ...
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Dayirj Dhanraj ...
Himself - Dalit Activist
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Sam Harris ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill ...
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bell hooks ...
Herself - Cultural Theorist
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Himself - Environmental Justice Activist
Chan Khong ...
Herself (as Sister Chan Khong)
Leela Kumari ...
Herself - Human Rights Lawyer
Noah Levine ...
Himself - Dharma Punx
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Fueled by the belief that another world is possible, acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper takes us on inspiring journey into what Martin Luther King called Love in Action, and Gandhi called Soul Force; what Ripper is calling Fierce Light. Illustrated by interviews with spiritual luminaries Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Thich Nhat Hanh; and activists including Alice Walker, and Julia Butterfly Hill - FIERCE LIGHT is a spiritual experience in itself, about the impact and the necessity of spiritual action in today's world. Written by Anonymous

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1 October 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Agrio fos - Otan to pnevma synanta ti drasi  »

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CAD 1,180,000 (estimated)
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Film-making at its inspirational best
18 May 2009 | by (Salish Sea) – See all my reviews

As a long-time activist and some-time film maker, I attended Velcrow Ripper's latest film with an open heart and a critical mind. The subject matter is so important to express in a widely accessible way yet, in a world where we are necessarily kept from accessing this point of view, it will be a miracle if we can see this high quality film taken up for broad distribution and viewing. You, dear reader, can make that miracle happen if you insist that this film be show in your town, wherever that may be.

Fierce Light honours a diverse selection of activists who have committed deeply, fiercely and lovingly to initiating and following through with compassionate actions that create the world we need right now. From the famous and well-known personalities to people we may never hear of again, Fierce Light captures beauty and love in the faces and words of people just like we are in our collective dream of a world of peace and justice.


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