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.