30 March 2012 -
"If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbour as yourself. That’s it." -Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage sheds new light on Bruce’s spirituality, and his thoughts on activism, politics, writing, and his life in the music industry. An Officer of the Order of Canada and Canadian Music Hall of Famer, Bruce Cockburn’s important lyrics and strong melodies have graced 31 albums. He is a Christian, but his spirituality is universal. For over 40 years, he has brought Canada’s attention to causes around the world. He was the recipient of the first ever Humanitarian Juno Award and continues to make music that matters.
Pacing the Cage includes never-before-seen live performances of songs from his 40 year-plus catalogue of music. His long-time manager Bernie Finkelstein shares his insights, and best-selling Christian author William Young (The Shack), discusses how Bruce influenced his life and his writing. Other appearances include:
Colin Linden, Michael Ondaatje, Bono, Sarah Harmer, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire, Sylvia Tyson, Jackson Browne, Theology Professor Brian J. Walsh, Christian author William Young, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and The Wailin’ Jennys.
Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage was produced by BB&J Productions for VisionTV. The documentary was written and directed by Joel Goldberg and produced by Joel Goldberg and Bernie Finkelstein.
~ from www.visiontv.ca/2012/03/30/bruce-cockburn-shares-a-slice-o-life-music-and-spirituality/. Photography by Joel Goldberg & Kiarash Sadigh – Courtesy of Riddle Films Inc.
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