Scared Sacred

Scared Sacred

                                Scared Sacred
| 1 h 44 min

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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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Scared Sacred, Velcrow Ripper, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • 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

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