An intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life and his music.
Pacing The Cage is a documentary that features Canadian singer–songwriter/activist Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The documentary features appearances by songwriters Jackson Browne, Sylvia Tyson, Bono, Sarah Harmer, Colin Linden, best selling authors Michael Ondaatje, William Young, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire and Bernie Finkelstein.
Pacing The Cage 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. The DVD features never before seen live performances of songs from his 40–plus year catalogue of music.
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The final scenes and interviews of the documentary are present day — we peek into rehearsals for the recent Luminato tribute for Bruce, and interview Bruce at his home. During this final interview, Bruce reflects about his life and career, and where he sees himself going in the future.
Pacing The Cage gives viewers never before seen insights into Bruce’s life on the road, as a performer, master guitar player, activist and songwriter.
Chapter 1: Introduction/Lovers In A Dangerous Time
Chapter 2: On The Road
Chapter 3: All The Diamonds
Chapter 4: Guitar Player
Chapter 5: The Activist
Chapter 6: The Writer
Chaper 7: Pacing The Cage
Written and Directed by Joel Goldberg
Produced by Bernie Finkelstein & Joel Goldberg