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Bruce Cockburn Shares a Slice O’ Life, Music and Spirituality

A VisionTV World Premiere!
Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage

On the heels of his 12th Juno Award
(Best Roots and Traditional Album, “Small Source
of Comfort”), VisionTV presents an intimate look at the legendary Canadian songwriter and activist

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

Bruce Cockburn Slice O' Life Tour 2008

Bruce Cockburn, Slice O' Life Tour 2008

In 2008, Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn set out on tour to make a live, solo album, “Slice O’ Life”. Cameras followed the man whose legacy includes songs like Wondering Where the Lions Are, If I Had a Rocket Launcher, and If A Tree Falls, as he performed to sold-out crowds in benefit concerts across North America. The filmmakers also followed Bruce to his home for candid conversations about his views on topics from religion to new parenthood.

“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

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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.

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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 by:

Colin Linden Michael Ondaatje
Bono Sarah Harmer
Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire Sylvia Tyson
Jackson Browne Theology Professor Brian J. Walsh
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings The Wailin’ Jennys

Bruce Cockburn Slice O' Life Tour 2008

Bruce Cockburn Slice O' Life Tour 2008

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.

Photography by Joel Goldberg & Kiarash Sadigh

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