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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

  • participant
    Mehboob Bi
    Satinath Sarangi
    Aki Ra
    Amina Bejovic
    Nejadad Bejovic
    Dalai Lama
    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
  • commissioning editor
    Maureen Levitt
  • commissioning producer
    Maureen Levitt
  • cinematographer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • editor
    Velcrow Ripper
  • consulting editor
    Manfred Becker
  • sound designer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • narrator
    Velcrow Ripper
  • opening narration
    Emma Restall-Orr
  • additional photography
    Guillermo Escalon
    Heather Frise
    Amey Kazymerchyk
    Samer Shalabi
  • production manager
    Larisa Andrews
    Tara Knudson
    Diana Wilson
    Lisa Brown
  • production coordinator
    Claire Querée
  • production assistant
    Tim Edwards
    Suzanne Goldenberg
    Cherilyn K. Hawrysh
    Farah Edwards Kahn
    Abdul Karim
    A. Saboor
  • post supervisor
    Larry Di Stefano
  • online editor
    Larry Di Stefano
  • assistant editor
    Maija Martin
    Tina Reilhan
  • still photography
    Velcrow Ripper
  • additional footage
    Charles Krezell
    Ana Nogueira
  • post-production services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • program manager
    D. Bennett
  • colourist
    Ernie Moser
  • titling
    Larry Di Stefano
  • music clearances
    Gael MacLean
  • sound post facility
    Leo Sound
  • sound supervisor
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • dialogue editor
    Andre Iwanchuk
  • sound effects editor
    Gordon Durity
    Velcrow Ripper
  • foley artist
    Michael Keeping
  • foley recording
    Glen Noseworthy
  • foley editing
    Glen Noseworthy
  • narration recordist
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • Dolby sound consultant
    Gene Radzik
  • music research assistant
    Ctev Calvert
    Leena Minifie
    Igor Santoz
  • digital to film transfer
    James Tocher
    Patti-Jo Weise
    Marc Retaillfau
    Joe Alaniz
    Rechna Varma
    Michael Hall
    Andrea Maller
    Owen Gormley
  • translator
    Dragana Djurdjevic
    Farah Edwards Kahn
    Abdul Karim
    A. Saboor
  • closed captioning
    Line 21 Media Services Inc.
  • production accountant
    Sherrill Sirrs
  • audit
    Margaret Newton & Co
  • legal services
    Eva Schmeig
    Heenan Blaikie L.L.P.
  • insurance
    Jones Brown and Associates Ltd.
  • executive producer
    Alberta Nokes
    Rina Fraticelli


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Ages 16 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
History - World History
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Identify Ripper’s purpose in both his journey and in making the film. Explain why Ripper calls himself a “tourist of darkness,” drawing on as much factual information from the film as possible. Discuss the statement: We have the freedom to choose how we respond to whatever life throws at us. Choose one of Ripper’s horrifying stories and research its history. Debate the topic: Ripper’s stories are stories of hope.

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