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Speciesism: The Movie – West Coast Premiere

12 Sep

The West Coast premiere of the documentary Speciesism: The Movie will be on Thursday, September 26 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the Landmark (10850 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019). A Q & A with director Mark Devries will follow.

Tickets are $13.65 per person and may be purchased at http://speciesismlosangeles.eventbrite.com/. Tickets are limited, so buy today if you are interested! A synopsis of the film is provided below:

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret.  Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside.  Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate.  The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.

But this is just the beginning.  In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species.  It slowly began to gain attention.  Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions.  They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism.

And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do.

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in animal rights, screening

 

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One response to “Speciesism: The Movie – West Coast Premiere

  1. celestedimilla

    September 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m going to try to talk my husband into going! Celeste :)

     

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