Film on America's Factory Farms

Directed by Mark Devries, Speciesism: The Movie criticises the assumption of human superiority over other species

Published: 01st September 2015 05:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 05:08 AM   |  A+A-

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CHURCH STREET:  Khula Manch presents the screening of the documentary, Speciesism: The Movie, at 7 pm today at COBALTBlr on Church Street, as part of its series of screenings on food and health. Fifteen selected documentaries will be screened over the next four months as part of the series.

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factory farms, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. In Speciesism: The Movie, director Mark Devries sets 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.

The documentary 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. After watching the film, you’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.Log onto http://bit.ly/1Uhyr3J to register.

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