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BNT founder Ian MacKenzie explores the love story that pervades the Occupy movement in his new film, Occupy Love.

DIRECTED BY Velcrow Ripper, and with his production team of Ian MacKenzie and Nova Ami, Occupy Love premieres in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) on October 4, 2012.

The film — crowdfunded through Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns — asks the question: How are the economic and ecological crises we are facing today a great love story?

Through a series of interviews (with visionaries such as Charles Eisenstein (seen in the above video), Naomi Klein, and Bill McKibben) and footage from Occupy movements around the globe, Occupy Love explores the heart of the emerging paradigm:

From the Arab Spring, to the European Summer, to the Occupy Movement, to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: Humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness, or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound transformation: Millions of people are deciding that enough is enough — the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

The Canadian premiere

Screening schedule:

October 4 / 9pm – Empire Granville 7 Cinemas, Theatre #1
October 6 / 12pm – Empire Granville 7 Cinemas, Theatre #4
October 10 / 12:45pm – Vogue Theatre

Tickets: $11

The US premiere is TBA. You can stay up to speed by following Occupy Love on Facebook and Twitter.

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About The Author

Carlo Alcos

Carlo is the Dean of Education at MatadorU and a Managing Editor at Matador. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

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    Hello, how’s it going? Just shared this post with a colleague, we had a good laugh.

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