Velcrow Ripper is now blogging as part of the NFB's
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ScaredSacred wins Genie Award for Best Feature Documentary!
UNWRAP THE DARKNESS. REVEAL THE LIGHT.
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning
filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros'
of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
ScaredSacred deftly weaves together stunning footage with
haunting memories, inspirational stories, and an evocative soundscape.
An exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil.
"Remarkably moving, strikingly beautiful
and surprisingly hopeful...
Ripper's startling images of destruction and resiilience often arrive
so unexpectedly that you're kept on the edge of your seat. The film looks
at disputes without rhetoric, providing testimonials that will break your heart.
But nothing that happens here will break the human spirit. Anyone who sees this
movie will be the better for it."
David Spaner, The Province
"Spectacular... an inspirational message of human compassion."
Janis Cole, NOW Magazine
Bruce Kirkland, Toronto SUN
"“Important... illuminating... revelatory!"
-Alex Stachan, CanWest
"An inspiring, beautiful film that left
an indelible impact on me."
-- Daryl Hannah, Actor/Activist
"ScaredSacred conveys a sense of spirit and
longing, harnessed with a compassionate sense of urgency."
-- Atom Egoyan
"One of the most cathartic and powerful films I have ever seen. It literally
changed my life and sense of spirituality."
-- Rene Broussard, Director, New
Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival