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1. This is an experimental documentary. 2. It's about love, compassion and forgiveness. 3. I'm totally serious.

♡ "Forgiveness will not be possible until compassion is born in your heart. You have to do something in order for compassion to be born in your heart. In order to be compassionate you have to understand why the other person has done that to you and to your people. You have to see that they are victims of their own confusion, of their own wrong view, their own grieving, their own discrimination, their own lack of understanding and compassion." -----Thic Nhat Hanh

The Love Renegade Series

Retribution and revenge are tools reached for far too often when one feels  wronged by another, The Love Renegade attempts to counter this with unsolicited acts of love through a series of art works focused on love and forgiveness.

♡ "Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury." ---E. H. Chapin

The Love Renegade #308: I Love You Keith Bardwell (Phase I & II)

In the current sights of The Love Renegade is former Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell. In 2009 he broke the law by not marrying an interracial couple in Louisiana, because he believes that children of interracial marriage have difficult lives.
The Love Renegade#308: I Love You Keith Bardwell (Phase I & II) is an experimental documentary that goes to the source itself to help put Keith's mind at rest. The topic of LOVE (not race) is given back to interracial couples asking them the reasons they chose to marry their partner, and we let biracial people/kids speak on their own behalf on how they feel about Keith who has placed his "fears" on the backs of biracial children.  The entire film focuses this discussion through the lens of compassion, love and forgiveness, in the hopes that minds and hearts open wider and  that people take greater responsibility for how they treat others.    


The Love Work

Through early support from the Franklin Furnace Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission and Harvestworks, I was able to put this initial video together to share with you the trajectory of The Love Renegade #308: I Love You Keith Bardwell (Phase I & II) . There is still so much to do, ground to cover (literally), equipment to secure, people to meet and interview, editing, editing, editing, editing, and promotion, promotion, promotion, promotion.


♡ "I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him." ---Booker T. Washington

Collaborate with The Love Renegade

Join the Love Renegade Army!  Please help MAKE IT RAIN love, compassion and forgiveness.  

Your gracious generosity is not only a means to bringing this film to fruition but it is also a collaboration with The Love Renegade to simply see better stuff in the world. From the bottom of my heart and from the bottom of The Love Renegade's heart:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!


8 x 10 Signed Print: The Love Renegade #2: Forgive Me (Keith)

Please help spread the word via: facebook, twitter, google+, blogs, emails, morse code, smoke signals, messenger pigeons, etc., etc.


♡ "If we could read the secret history of our enemies we shall find in each man's sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." -----Henry Longfellow



♡ "Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me."


♡"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."---George Herbert



♡ "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."------Louis B. Smedes



♡ "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong."--------Mahatma Gandhi


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