The Global Cinema Visions film and discussion series on Sunday afternoons will conclude with the award-winning film “Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action” Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Discussion will follow.

The 2008 “Fierce Light” from Canada is a ground-breaking feature documentary from Velcrow Ripper, the director of “Scared Sacred,” which won the Special Jury Prize at 2004’s Toronto International Film Festival. “Fierce Light” made its East Coast premiere in Camden last year.

The film features Archbishop Desmond Tutu; civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; Buddhist peace activist and monk Thich Nhat Hanh; famed tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill; actress-turned-spiritual-activist Daryl Hannah; and more. Featuring Ripper’s stunning cinematography, a compelling soundtrack and dramatic stories of transformation, “Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action” reveals what is possible when human beings, faced with a world in crisis, rise to their absolute best. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Vancouver International Film Festival.”

Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising will lead a discussion after the film screening. Tickets for “Fierce Light” are $8 and will be available at the door beginning one hour before the screening. For more information, contact the Camden Opera House at 236-7963 or

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to