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‘Occupy Love’ screens in Ottawa

“What’s wrong with us as a species?”

This is one of the many questions the documentary Occupy Love poses.

Although some might think the Occupy movement has wilted, dedicated supporters continue to fight for the cause. The movement began as a protest against economic and social inequality, but the makers of Occupy Love say the movement will now usher in a new beginning for global society.

“Love stories can be absolutely heartbreaking. There’s no doubt that part of the love story we are experiencing is a heartbreak,” the Canadian director of Occupy Love, Velcrow Ripper, says in a YouTube interview.

Climate change, the global financial crisis and the extinction of numerous species are just some examples of the heartbreak humans have imposed on the earth and ourselves, he says. “Recognize that we’re all in the same ship and it’s sinking.” 

A panel featuring Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Polaris Institute, and Ben Powless, a member of Occupy Ottawa, will follow a screening of Occupy Love, April 11 at the Mayfair.

Occupy Love

Thursday, April 11, 7pm

Mayfair Theatre

1074 Bank St