An image from the poster for Occupy Love, taken during the global Occupy movement.
In its first ever screening in Nova Scotia, Occupy Love will play at the Osprey Arts Centre on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.
The film has won numerous awards (including as an official selection at the Vancouver Film Festival, winning as the Best Canadian Feature film at the 2012 Planet in Focus Film festival, and many others) and is about connecting the dots in an era of rapidly evolving social change.
Featuring interviews with some of the world’s key social and economic visionaries along with insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the global Occupy movement, the climate justice movement, and beyond, Occupy Love shows that love can unite as much as greed can divide.
Admission is by donation.
Five days after the film showing, anyone that would like to is welcome to join in on a community conversation called Growth Starts Here at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 159 Mowatt Street (across from Spear’s Insurance). People can join other community members to explore questions like: “How do the communities of Shelburne County fit within the big picture?” “How is globalization affecting us?” “How can people effect change in our communities?” and “What can we do together as a community that we can’t do alone?” “What action do we want to see happen in our communities?” Organizers say the after event is a chance to be part of the conversation.