Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage
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“Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage”
An intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life, his music, and his spirituality
“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, Pacing the Cage is a documentary that features Canadian icon/singer/songwriter/activist, Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The documentary follows Bruce as he performs in sold out shows, records his live Slice O’ Life CD, and participates in a series of benefit concerts. Documentary cameras also follow Bruce to his home for a candid conversation about his views on everything from religion to parenthood. The documentary will shed new light on Bruce’s spirituality, and his thoughts on activism, politics, writing, and his amazing 40 plus years in the music industry. Also featured are never before seen live performances of songs from his 40 year plus catalogue of music.
The documentary features appearances by: Bruce’s long time manager Bernie Finkelstein, Colin Linden, Michael Ondaatje, Sarah Harmer, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire, Sylvia Tyson, Bono, Jackson Browne, Theology Professor Brian J. Walsh, Best-Selling 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.
Photography by Joel Goldberg and Kiarash Sadigh. Design by A Man Called Wrycraft.