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Occupy Love - May 21 and June 11 at Pickford's Limelight Theatre

This is a 'heads up' that Transition Whatcom's Heart & Soul working group is partnering with the Center for S.A.C.R.Ed. Change, Community Food Co-op, Occupy Bellingham, Terra Organica, and the Pickford Film Center to show the film "Occupy Love" on May 21 at the Limelight Theatre, and an encore showing June 11 at the Pickford Cinema.

Occupy Love is a journey that goes deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet. 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. Director Velcro Ripper asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

Reserve your seat for June 11 at:

 We need 50 reservations by June 4 in order for the movie to screen so reserve your seat right away!

Join us after the movie to discuss how we can use the movies concepts to create a more resilient and self-reliant Whatcom County.

FYI, Transition Whatcom is not a "political action" kind of group the way many people understand that term. We generally do not engage in "protest" activities. As our TW Guidelines states, "Transition Whatcom have made a conscious decision to avoid engaging as an organization in the more confrontational approaches to change. "Transition is something that sits alongside and complements the more oppositional protest culture, but is distinctly different from it. It is a different tool." - Rob Hopkins.

Therefore, we want to tread carefully in this territory regarding the Occupy movement. However, what draws us to this film (especially as the Heart & Soul group within TW) is the emphasis placed on love. The central message of this movie is not so much about the Occupy movement itself, but really about inner transition, and the central question stated above of "how could the crisis we are facing become a love story?"

Here is the film's trailer:

Part 2: Occupy Love - Charles Eisenstein and Sacred Economics.

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Comment by David MacLeod on May 3, 2013 at 2:54pm


“Inspired, hopeful, must be watched … documents a global super movement.” ~ Huffington Post

“Beautiful, arresting, inspiring.’” ~ The Village Voice

“If you want to feel the global heartbeat, I highly recommend seeing Occupy Love ~ Reality Sandwich

“A critical, heartbursting love song to the human capacity for positive change.” ~ ~ Exit Strata

“Broad, beautiful, soaring and eloquent … a feverish and lucid run of free-association that evokes the all-night conversations of a new romance.” – The Media Co-op 
“Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. Occupy Love is a masterpiece.” –
Occupy Love is the quintessential documentary about the Occupy movement. This is definitely Velcrow Ripper’s best film to date… – Film Army
“Documenting global movements – including Arab Spring, Occupy, climate justice – Velcrow asked: how could this crisis become a love story? The result is a beautiful and brilliant exposé of the love that is fueling the creation of a new reality. It is a love story.” – Peace of the Circle
“At the heart of the film is the message that the ecological, economic and cultural crisis is deepening our love. The challenge is to express our love in more powerful and visionary ways.” – It’s All Yoga Baby
“Occupy Love is an invitation to look at ourselves and realize that despite the differences and conflicts we all have, we all collectively need to become proactive and love one another by supporting everyone. This documentary is highly motivational.” – The Link
“Viewers bubbled with excitement over this inspirational film” ~ Rising Sun Blog

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