Scared Sacred

Scared Sacred

                                Scared Sacred
| 1 h 44 min

Scared Sacred is a feature documentary that asks the question: Can we be Scared into the Sacred? The film takes us on a journey to the pivotal ground zeros of the world, places like Bosnia, Hiroshima, New York City and Afghanistan in search of stories of hope and meaning.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

Award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper searches in a multitude of ground zeros around the world for hope in the darkest places. Whether in Kabul, Palestine, Hiroshima or New York, he finds hope for peace when a decision has been made to choose “the other way” from violence. An appropriate title for a beautiful film.

Douglas Roche
From the playlist: The Strength of Peace

Le cinéaste lauréat Velcrow Ripper nous entraîne vers les endroits les plus dévastés de la planète, cherchant une lueur d’espoir dans les lieux les plus sombres. Tant à Kaboul qu’en Palestine, à Hiroshima ou à New York, il trouve un filon vers la paix là où l’on prend la décision de choisir « l’autre voie », l’alternative à la violence. Un titre approprié pour un film magnifique.

Douglas Roche
From the playlist: La force de la paix

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  • participant
    Kae Goh Ogura
    Sensei Enkyo
    Sarwar Jan
    David Zeller
    Rami Elhanan
    George Sa'ada
    Najwa Sa'ada
    Robi Damelin
    Velcrow Ripper
  • director
    Velcrow Ripper
  • writer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • producer
    Cari Green
    Harry Sutherland
    Tracey Friesen
  • cinematographer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • editor
    Velcrow Ripper
  • sound designer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • narrator
    Velcrow Ripper
  • opening narration
    Emma Restall-Orr
  • sound supervisor
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • sound effects editor
    Gordon Durity
    Velcrow Ripper
  • foley artist
    Michael Keeping
  • executive producer
    Alberta Nokes
    Rina Fraticelli
  • participant
    Mehboob Bi
    Satinath Sarangi
    Aki Ra
    Amina Bejovic
    Nejadad Bejovic
    Dalai Lama

  • Bianca

    I watched this film after watching Fierce Light and I think your project is an amazing source of inspiration. There is no social change without the change of human consciousness and you showed this extraordinarily in both films. I am very grateful for seeing your work, which should be shown in film studies or human rights courses.

    Bianca, 2 Dec 2012
  • seeker70

    thank you- i have some of the same feelings as you describe in the beginning - you did something beautiful and informative with yours - i am also especially drawn to Afghanistan - and am so full of respect for the israeli and palestenian families who are healing each other.

    seeker70, 18 Mar 2012
  • CannedRocks

    The first time I was scared sacred, was in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Thank you so much for this film. I hope everyone out there gets a chance to see this. Maybe things will get better. Lets hope...

    CannedRocks, 28 Sep 2010