Lorber HT Digital has acquired all US rights to Velcrow Ripper’s spiritual activism documentary Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action ahead of its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto next week.

Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon brokered the deal on behalf of Lorber HT Digital with Christina Rogers for the National Film Board Of Canada.

Lorber HT Digital will launch the film theatrically at select venues in the second quarter through its Alive Mind specialty label and offer it with public performance rights to educational and cultural institutions.

Hot Docs will also screen another recent Lorber acquisition, Emma Franz’ debut documentary Intangible Asset #82, which was previously reported on this site.

Lorber HT Digital will offer both Fierce Light, which features contributions from Daryl Hannah among others, and Intangible Asset #82 to the public via its digital affiliate MyFilmblog.com, where visitors can buy a seven-day VOD ticket and apply that to the cost of the DVD.