PRESS QUOTES | ScaredSacred
“Important... provocative... illuminating... revelatory. About life,
death, sancity and the nature of rembrance. The kind of film that can leave
an indelible impression on those who see it.” - Alex Strachan, CanWest
"Provocative... transcendent... mesmerizing... astonishing!"
Bruce Kirkland, The Toronto SUN
"Spectacular... an inspirational message of human compassion!"
Janis Cole, NOW Magazine
"Poetic... moving... impressive!"
Winnipeg Free Press
"Ripper's odyssey yields a wealth of beautiful imagery, valuable observations,
and most importantly, compassion...filled with moments of great power and grace."
"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
The Globe and Mail
Vicki Gabereau - CTV
"This year's documentary sensation!"
"Festival best bet... a tribute to human resilience."
Andre Mayer - Toronto Life
"Defiantly hopeful... a powerful, personal film."
Al Franken - Hollywood Stock Brokerage Net
"Ripper is a skinny, polite, Canadian Michael Moore."
Urban Rush - Shaw TV
"The movie premiered to sell-out crowds at the Toronto Film Festival, and hits VIFF this week with just as much buzz. People are calling it 'The Corporation' of the year, and the flip side of 'Fahrenheit 9/11'."
Katherine Monk - The Vancouver Sun
Yvonne Gall - Sounds Like Canada
"A must-see film."
CBC Radio - Early Edition
"Haunting and luminous."
"Evocative, painterly images."
The Province - On Movies
"A profound soul searching."
Toronto Film Festival Daily
"More than moving."
"Ripper finds the seeds of spirituality sprouting from scorched earth."
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
"Visually stunning... on the heels of last years 'The Corporation', ScaredSacred asserts the impressive strength of Canadian documentary. It provides a remarkably beautiful reminder of the importance of experiencing documentaries in a theatrical setting."
Vancouver International Film Festival
"A stunning travelogue and personal meditation on human suffering and spirituality."
Sarah Keenlyside - IndieWire
"A gripping documentary with a poetic flair."
Ancilla Chui - The Ubyssey
"An important film about the human spirit."
"Fascinating, compelling, and more than a little scary."