The 2006 murder of friend and fellow media-activist Brad Will in protest-torn Oaxaca, Mexico inspired Velcrow Ripper to make Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, a documentary that seeks to fuse spirituality and activism. Ripper’s journey takes him around the world to Montgomery, Alabama; Rodden Island, South Africa; Andrah, Indian; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and South Central Los Angeles, where a months-long protest against the razing of a vital community garden provides a highly dramatic spine for the wide-ranging film.
Along the way, Ripper meets with a number of icons including actor turned activist Daryl Hannah, Nobel prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Alice Walker, Buddhist peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn, famed tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill and Congressman John Lewis. Ripper discovers thousands of individuals and organizations connected by a shared commitment to compassionate, positive action. For more information you can watch the trailer above or purchase Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action on Amazon by Clicking Here