LIVE AND LET LIVE – film trailer
Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.
COWSPIRACY – The sustainability secret
Directed by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, music by xTrue Naturex.
THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE – film trailer
Directed by Liz Marshall, produced by Liz Marshall, Nina Beveridge, featuring JoAnne McArthur.
MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE
The first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films. Equal parts found-footage mash-up, verité investigation, and artful meditation, the film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand, with hauntingly honest testimony of scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, as well as the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage. MTD aims to re-ignite the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the fore.
Directed by Karol Orzechowski, edited by Karol Orzechowski & Jonathan Eagan, produced by Jonathan Hodgson, Jennifer Bundock & Karol Orzechowski, additional Filming by Jo-Anne McArthur & Guna Subramaniam, with Selected Archival Footage from The BUAV & Igualdad Animal, music by Wyrd Visions and Bryan W. Bray.
Directed by Shaun Monson, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, music by Moby.
MEET YOUR MEAT
In a moving narration, actor and activist Alec Baldwin exposes the truth behind humanity’s cruelest invention―the factory farm.
THE COVE – film trailer
The Cove follows a high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taiji, Japan. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. Directed by Louie Psihoyus, written by Mark Monroe, produced by Fisher Stevens, co-produced by Olivia Ahnemann, executive producers Jim Clark.
BLACKFISH – film trailer
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.
This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.
PEACEABLE KINGDOM – The journey home (film trailer)
Open your eyes. Trust your heart. Take the journey. Five farmers, a humane officer, an animal rescuer, and a cow named Snickers will make you laugh and cry, expand your consciousness, and challenge your ideas about animal farming. A riveting story of transformation and healing, this award-winning documentary explores the struggle of conscience experienced by several people from traditional farming backgrounds who are now questioning the basic assumptions of their inherited way of life. Acknowledging the sometimes amazing connections they have shared with animals under their care, the farmers reveal the social and economic pressures that led to their inner conflict. Interwoven with the farmers’ stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold. With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of farm animals, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, the animals themselves.
Through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, Lucent explores the darker side of Australia’s pig farming industry, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice.
Lucent is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign initiated in late 2013. Narrated by Lindsay McDougall (The Doctor from Triple J), the film contains footage from over 50 farms and slaughterhouses across Australia – much of this footage has never been seen before.
A COW AT MY TABLE – The battle between animal rights and the meat industry
Directed, edited and photographed by Jennifer Abbot, Co-produced by Warren Arcan, featuring Carol J. Adams, Jeannette Armstrong, Gene Bauston, Karen Davis, Tom Regan, Peter Singer, Susan Schafers, Vandana Shiva.
OUR DAILY BREAD – film trailer
Directed, co-produced, and with cinematography by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. The script was co-written by Wolfgang Widerhofer and Nikolaus Geyrhalter.
BARAKA – chickens chain sequence
Directed and photographed by Ron Fricke, produced by Mark Magidson, edited by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, David E. Aubrey, Emiliano Pucciarelli
SAMSARA – food chain sequence
From SAMSARA producer Mark Magidson:
“We are happy this clip has struck a chord with so many people, and we hope that the interest in this clip will lead viewers to see SAMSARA in its entirety. This clip represents only 6 minutes from a 100 minute long film, which was photographed in 25 countries and explores many other diverse aspects of the human experience. We would love for viewers to experience SAMSARA as a whole.”
JUSTINE – The first open fish rescue in Sweden
On the night of August 9, 2015, Martin, Robin and Ramin swam to a fish farm and liberated a salmon that we named Justina. It was the second of three open animal rescues that the group Tomma burar (Empty cages) did in August 2015. In similarity with the earlier action we left a letter, some cookies and called the police. More info on http://www.tommaburar.se/en
In 2015, Animal Liberation Victoria (alv.org.au) and Animal Liberation NSW (animal-lib.org.au) investigated three separate Victorian pig slaughterhouses known for using the pig industry’s “best practice” stunning method: carbon dioxide gas chambers, where most pigs in Australia, including those raised as “free range”, take their final breaths.
These gas chambers rely on some major misconceptions. In particular it is suggested that, like might be expected with carbon monoxide, the pigs gently fall asleep, unaware of what’s happening. With carbon dioxide however, it’s the complete opposite – the pigs lose consciousness through agonising asphyxiation.
The investigation involved climbing down into the chamber while wearing an oxygen tank to position hidden cameras. The activist who did so immediately noticed their eyes burning, which led to the discovery that when carbon dioxide reacts with liquids or mucus coated membranes (like that of the eyes, nostrils, sinuses, throat, and lungs), it forms carbonic acid. From their first lungful of gas, these pigs are burning from the inside out.
The three slaughterhouses are:
– Diamond Valley Pork, Laverton VIC
– Australian Food Group, Laverton VIC
– C A Sinclair, Benalla VIC
At Diamond Valley Pork, the camera captured a pig who somehow pushed through the barrier into the chamber before a gondola was in place, falling onto the gondola below and then down to the bottom of the chamber – if the fall didn’t kill him, the gas would have within minutes.
At the Benalla abattoir, workers use high amperage electric prods connected to mains power, delivering repeated excruciating shocks to the pigs in order to force them up the chute into the gas chamber. On multiple occasions the prod was held against the anus of the pigs. This is done all day long by several different workers, in full view of the facility’s surveillance cameras.
You can choose not to support this cruelty – visit veganeasy.org to find out how.
Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) and Animal Liberation NSW (ALNSW) today released footage from a two year undercover investigation detailing horrific pig abuse in Australian abattoirs (available at pigtruth.com). Activists from four states are now carrying out non-violent civil disobedience actions at one of the slaughterhouses investigated – chaining themselves to the gas chambers, blockading transport trucks to give respite and water to terrified and exhausted pigs, occupying and dropping banners from the slaughterhouse rooftop, and ringing police to ensure the violence and cruelty to pigs is stopped.
DATE: Monday, December 7
LOCATION: Diamond Valley Pork Slaughterhouse, 13 Thomas Road, Laverton VIC
The joint campaign details shocking scenes of pigs being mercilessly forced with high amperage electric prods into metal cages, then lowered into a gas chamber where they scream, thrash, kick and struggle to escape as the gas causes burning sensations throughout their bodies and they suffocate.
Most pigs in Australia, including those raised “free range”, are killed in these carbon dioxide gas chambers, which are regarded as “best practice”. The industry tells the public that gas chambers are a humane slaughter method and wants us to believe that the pigs gently fall asleep, however nothing could be further from the truth.
The investigation involved climbing down into a gas chamber while wearing an oxygen tank to position hidden cameras. The activist who did so immediately noticed their eyes burning, which led to the discovery that when carbon dioxide reacts with liquids or mucus coated membranes (like that of the eyes, nostrils, sinuses, throat, and lungs), it forms carbonic acid. From their first lungful of gas, these pigs are burning from the inside out.
ALV Founder Patty Mark said today that “All activists involved in this action have taken a vow of non-violence and are putting themselves peacefully between the innocent animals and the horrific death that awaits them. We are closing down this slaughterhouse for as long as we can, not just to draw attention to this torturous method of killing, but to draw attention to the violence that is inherent in animal agriculture. This action is an attempt to bring the real concept of peace and respect for others into our troubled world. To strike at the very roots of violence and destruction.”
The action takes place as Canadian animal rights activist Anita Kranjc faces 10 years in prison for giving water to dehydrated pigs. ALV President Noah Hannibal said while locked onto the slaughterhouse gas chamber this morning: “Compassion is not a crime. I challenge anyone who takes issue with what we do here today to view the undercover footage at pigtruth.com. The evidence is undeniable, slaughterhouses are cruel, unethical and unnecessary. It is time to end this senseless slaughter.”
THE FIRST DAY / SU PRIMER DÍA
New research from the international organization Animal Equality shows for the first time in Spain images of industrial incubators chickens used for meat production.
The actress Beatriz Ros presented the campaign video “The First Day” with which the organization aims to raise awareness about abuse suffered these animals in the meat industry.
Meet the campaign: http://www.SuPrimerDia.com
Video: Sixto Heredia
Presented by: Beatriz Ros
Voiceover: Marina Céspedes
Nueva investigación de la organización internacional Igualdad Animal muestra por primera vez en España imágenes de incubadoras industriales de pollos utilizados para la producción de carne.
La actriz Beatriz Ros presenta el vídeo de la campaña “Su Primer Día” con el que la organización pretende concienciar sobre el maltrato que padecen estos animales en la industria cárnica.
Conoce la campaña en: http://www.SuPrimerDia.com
Vídeo: Sixto Heredia
Presentado por: Beatriz Ros
Locución: Marina Céspedes