FREE Screening of Speciesism: The Movie
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Public Library, Downtown Huntsville
Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free movie night/food sharing on Thursday, May 29th, with a screening of Speciesism (2013). Our movie nights take place at the Huntsville Public Library (in the auditorium on the ground floor) in Downtown Huntsville.
Doors open at six, and we’ll start the movie itself around 6:30.
A few previews:
Official Site: http://speciesismthemovie.com/
imdb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359814/
Everyone, vegan or not, is welcome to come and enjoy the film. After the movie we’ll have a short discussion about the issues brought up in the film, and our team will take questions from the audience.
Plot summary by the creators of Speciesism:
“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. 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.”
We’ll be sharing food at this event as well. Even though this program is presented by Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League, non-vegans are very welcome. That said, we ask that if you bring something to share that it be vegan. If you are not sure about something, please contact us!