In these times of crisis, there is an electric charge in the air, a burgeoning renewal amongst both the people who have focused their lives on spirit, and those whose lives are centered around the struggle for change. Fierce Light is a feature documentary that captures this exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities that are igniting it.
Fueled by the belief that ‘another world is possible’, acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred) seeks out today’s stories of what Martin Luther King called ‘Love in Action’, and Gandhi called ‘Soul Force’; what Ripper is calling ‘Fierce Light’. It is the way of the Sacred Warrior, uncompromisingly nonviolent, with a power that radiates from the heart and outwards. It is that same spirit that swept Barack Obama into the White House – undeniably hopeful, and full of possibility. Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action reveals what’s possible when human beings are at their absolute best.
Some of the most remarkable spiritual activists of our times including:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker (The Color Purple); American Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis; Buddhist peace activist and monk Thich Nhat Hanh; actor turned activist, Daryl Hannah; The South Central Farmers of Los Angeles, and famed tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill.
This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.