I both enjoyed and was inspired by the documentary Fierce Light which is about Spiritual Activism - inspired action to make a better world. From the sit-in at the South Central Farm in Los Angeles, to the blessing of graves of Vietnamese and American dead by Buddhist monks, to Dharma Punx meditation group, to tree sitting for two years to save a giant redwood, to the killing of film maker and activist Brad Will as he documented a demonstration in Oaxacan Mexico

From the Fierce Light website:

Spiritual Activism is the coming together of spirituality, and activism. It is not about any form of dogma, it is simply activism that comes from the heart, not just the head, activism that is compassionate, positive, kind, fierce and transformative. It focuses as much on what we are for, as on what we are against. It is rooted in an understanding of interdependence, and works to end of the suffering of all beings, even our opponents. Nothing could be more inspiring and more rewarding than being the change we want to see in the world, within and without.

Fueled by the belief that "another world is possible," Fierce Light is a compelling, global journey into the world of spirit in action, an exploration of what Martin Luther King called "Love in Action," and Gandhi called "Soul Force"; what Ripper is calling "Fierce Light."

Acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper takes an insightful look at change motivated by love, featuring interviews with spiritual activists Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu,Daryl Hannah, Julia Butterfly Hill, and more.

This film really speaks to people and is a powerful testimonial to our ability to "be the change" we are looking for.