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Occupy Love (2012)

Unrated | | Documentary, Drama | 3 May 2013 (USA)
OCCUPY LOVE captures the heart of the movement of movements that is sweeping the planet in response to today's economic and environmental crises. 'Philosopher-filmmaker' Velcrow Ripper ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Amr Adel Amr Adel ... Himself - Interviewee
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq ... Himself - Interviewee
Colin Beavan Colin Beavan ... Himself - Interviewee
Reverend Billy Reverend Billy ... Himself - Interviewee
Drew Dellinger Drew Dellinger ... Himself - Interviewee
Lauren Digioia Lauren Digioia ... Herself - Interviewee
Charles Eisenstein Charles Eisenstein ... Himself - Interviewee
Noah Fischer Noah Fischer ... Himself - Interviewee
Kimia Gohmeshi Kimia Gohmeshi ... Herself - Interviewee
Tom Goldtooth Tom Goldtooth ... Himself - Interviewee
Joan Halifax Joan Halifax ... Herself - Interviewee
bell hooks bell hooks ... Herself - Interviewee
Barbara Marx Hubbard Barbara Marx Hubbard ... Herself - Interviewee
Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea ... Herself - Interviewee
Naomi Klein ... Herself - Interviewee


OCCUPY LOVE captures the heart of the movement of movements that is sweeping the planet in response to today's economic and environmental crises. 'Philosopher-filmmaker' Velcrow Ripper travels to history-making hot spots, asking the question, 'How can crisis create a love story?' Scenes include the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, Spain's Indignado movement, Occupy Wall Street NYC, The Maple Spring in Quebec, and indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands. The film explores the aspects of this arising that take the form of what Martin Luther King Jr. called 'Love in action.' Woven throughout is a deep exploration on the meaning and importance of 'public love' - the love of humanity, the love of the planet. Written by Anonymous

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To Live is to love...
26 September 2013 | by poe426See all my reviews

It's easy to succumb to the non-stop bombardment of The Powers That Be, to go to bed at night feeling that there's absolutely no Hope for The World- but then a brief ray of Light cuts through the oily black clouds and one is (however temporarily) uplifted. OCCUPY LOVE harks back to the protests of the 1960s, when the Citizens of the greatest company in the world, the United $tate$, rose up and raised some hell. "The authority had operated on their brain with commercials, and washed their brain with packaged education, packaged politics," wrote Norman Mailer in THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT: "The authority had presented itself as honorable, and it was corrupt, corrupt as payola on television." The most amazing thing about The OCCUPY MOVEMENT, to me, is that it took three decades to finally get going. "In America, that hog's trough of Paradise," as Mailer put it, "the beginning of a twenty year war is here today in our March." He added: "Nothing less is involved than whether America becomes a great nation or a totalitarian tyranny. For now, be patient..." That was in 1968. "What a mysterious country it was," he wrote: "- now corporation land, here named Government..." This, in reference to the march on Washington, on the Pentagon, "the true and high church of the military-industrial complex." They rose up, too, "back in the day," and "in the capital of technology land beat a primitive drum." The beat, unfortunately, goes on- primarily because The Haves haven't been able to take to heart a simple mathematical equation: Respect + Empathy= Love, and Love is Universal. Chachacha.

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