The film Fierce Light; When Spirit Meets Action is a wonderful example of an SBNR film. It is being featured at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck on June 12.
The filmmaker Velcrow Ripper said this about the film as well as his SBNR leanings:
“Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action is my feature documentary (produced by Cher Hawrysh) that takes us deep into the heart of the exciting movement of spiritual activism that is exploding around the planet. In these times of raging wars and environmental collapse, people everywhere are wondering, “is change possible?” Sparked by what ,Gandhi called “soul force,” and Martin Luther King called “love in action,” millions are discovering the power of taking positive, peaceful action that comes from the heart, driven by the understanding that we’re all in this together. Fierce Light captures this inspiring zeitgeist, which is being called the largest global movement in history.
I am becoming more and more overtly spiritually daring in our increasingly secular world. You might say I am “coming out of the closet” as a spiritual person.
All of my work is rooted in spirituality, and these days, I am becoming more and more overtly spiritually daring in our increasingly secular world. You might say I am “coming out of the closet” as a spiritual person. Fierce Light explores my quest to bring together the two touchstones of my life-spirituality, and activism, to merge them in fact. When that happens, a tremendous power is released.
Note that spirituality for me is distinct from religion. Religion can be, and often is, actually against spiritual principles, for example when it promotes hate, violence, fear or a sense of separation. For me, spirituality must first and foremost be rooted in love. The deep, universal love that is all encompassing and tremendously powerful, and empowering.”
For local information- http://www.waterfrontfilm.org/index.php?p=0&s=2&nid=65