About this project
3 Hours to go in our EVOLVE Kickstarter Campaign - and we are over the top - and over the moon!!! Yay!!! We have exceeded our goal - currently 110% financed! It's not too late to join in ... Extra money will help us get to an additional location - we're thinking Tuvalu, one of the nations that will be submerged if Global Warming is not abated....don't miss this chance to become a community film producer! Wow - this is amazing!!!
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ABOUT THIS PROJECT
EVOLVE LOVE: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis
The New Film
by acclaimed director
PART THREE OF THE FIERCE LOVE TRILOGY
SCARED SACRED (2000) ~ FIERCE LIGHT (2008) ~ EVOLVE LOVE...
IN THEATRES 2012 (With Your Help!)
EVOLVE LOVE is a creative feature documentary that asks the question:
How can the climate crisis become a great love story?
It takes off where An Inconvenient Truth left us, going beyond the problems, towards fresh, evolutionary solutions to the climate crisis.
EVOLVE LOVE will bring us up close and personal with people from around the world who are living with the devastating impacts of climate change. The narrative arc will build into positive “love stories” of constructive solutions and action, pointing the way towards a shift from the old paradigm industrial-growth society, to a life sustaining civilization, capturing the exciting birth of the largest mass movement of movements in the planet’s history.
A deep investigation into humanity's relationship with the earth, each other and the universe, all through the lens of love. With acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper’s signature visuals, a powerful soundscape, moving stories of crisis, restoration and sustainability; featuring the wisdom of climate visionaries and the first hand experience of the people on the front lines of climate collapse, EVOLVE LOVE will be a transformative and engaging viewing experience.
In the words of today’s climate warriors: “love is the movement.”
Among the incredible people to be featured in the film: Naomi Klein, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nassim Harameim, Tantoo Cardinal, Al Gore, Rupert Sheldrake, Drew Dellinger, Caroline Casey, Tom Goldtooth, Nnimmo Bassey, Evo Morales, Jeremy Rifkin, Bill Mckibben, James O’Dea, and Barbara Marx Hubbard.
HOW FAR ALONG ARE WE?
Just beginning! So far we have been able to do two major research shoots, as well as a number of initial interviews for the film, but are not yet in “principle photography”. We have shot at the Peoples Summit on Climate Change in Bolivia, at the Alberta Tar Sands, and during the G-20 Summit in Toronto.
EVOLVE LOVE is the culmination of the “Fierce Love Trilogy." The journey began in 2004, with the award winning Scared Sacred. It ignited in 2008 with the release of the acclaimed Fierce Light. The journey arrives with EVOLVE LOVE.
The $25,000 we hope to raise through Kickstarter will enable us to continue shooting, which is particularily important as there are specific events unfolding we don’t want to miss. Principle among these is the upcoming UN Climate Summit in Mexico (COP 16), the follow up to Copenhagen. The conference begins in the first week of December, so the clock is ticking!
Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of a modern day nation, will be presenting the findings from the Peoples Summit on Climate Change in Bolivia, which we filmed at, so we need to continue following that story line. We can only do it with your help!
In addition, we would like to travel to the remote eco-shangri-la of Gaviotas in Colombia, known as “the village to re-invent the world.” It is an incredible story of hope and restoration, one of the oldest running eco-villages in the world. This shoot is planned for January, fingers crossed.
Additional interviews in North America also need to be shot, including upcoming interviews that are already arranged with Bill McKibben (founder of 350.org) and Jeremy Rifkin (author of The Empathic Civilization).
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Your support is invaluable to help us make this film, and in turn, to help create a life sustaining world. Your contribution will not only make you part of the team, but you can also get some great rewards in return. We’ve assembled some incredible, rare and one-of-a-kind limited-edition “rewards” (listed at right) Please help out by donating and spreading the word about this project.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
I’ll be sending periodic updates to let you know how we’re doing. In the meantime, please check in periodically on my Kickstarter update page (see above). Over the duration of this fundraiser I’ll be adding video clips, outtakes and other sneak peaks from the film, in addition to more outstanding rewards.
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