Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action explores whether one person can make a difference in an age of global economic collapse, war, terrorism and mega-corporations. The movie takes filmaker Velcrow Ripper across the globe in an attempt to understand the relationship between activism and spirituality. What results is a beautiful and powerfully compelling film which… Continue reading Looking for spirituality in political action
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Documentary tells the tale of child soldier turned star boxer
Kassim Ouma is a fighter. He terrorized, tortured and murdered as an unwilling child soldier in Uganda. Eleven years later, he would become the IBF Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. Kief Davidson’s documentary Kassim the Dream chronicles the life of this fascinating and wildly charismatic young boxer, from his traumatic childhood in Africa to… Continue reading Documentary tells the tale of child soldier turned star boxer
Mamet’s words ring in Lunchbox’s new space
In a crowded hallway near the base of the Calgary tower, dozens of eager theatre goers look on as Lunchbox Theatre’s board member and CEO James Bailey cuts a crimson ribbon unveiling Lunchbox’s brand new space. After all the speeches and thanks, the show begins: David Mamet’s classic comedy A Life in The Theatre, directed… Continue reading Mamet’s words ring in Lunchbox’s new space
Religion + ridiculous = preachy doc
It seems like a match made in heaven. Social satirist and comedian Bill Maher teams with Larry Charles, director of 2006’s hugely successful Borat, for a relentless, globe-trotting tirade against established religion in their new documentary Religulous (ostensibly a mixture of the words “religion” and “ridiculous”). The result is, as one would expect, side-splittingly hilarious.… Continue reading Religion + ridiculous = preachy doc