Join Huntsville Vegans for a free movie screening of Live and Let Live at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library this Wednesday, October 8th. We will be in the main auditorium on the first floor.
Doors open at 6:00PM
Movie starts at 6:30PM
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About the Movie
From the official film website:
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.
Food scandals, climate change, lifestyle diseases and ethical concerns move more and more people to reconsider eating animals and animal products. From butcher to vegan chef, from factory farmer to farm sanctuary owner – Live and Let Live tells the stories of six individuals who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives.
Jan and Karin transformed an intensive dairy farm into a retirement home for animals which offers refuge to cows, horses, pigs, chickens and many other animals rescued from certain death. Ria and Hendrik are activists who liberate chickens from a factory farm to bring them to a sanctuary. Chef Aaron used to slaughter rabbits, serve veal and foie gras at his restaurant, until one day he reconsidered his ways and opened an all-vegan Italian restaurant. Jack, a professional track cyclist training for the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio, discovered he’s even faster on a plant-based diet.
Philosophers such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Gary Francione join scientists T. Colin Campbell and Jonathan Balcombe and many others to shed light on the ethical, health and environmental perspectives of veganism.
Through these stories, Live and Let Live showcases the evolution of veganism from its origins in London 1944 to one of the fastest growing lifestyles worldwide, with more and more people realizing what’s on their plates matters to animals, the environment and ultimately – themselves.
About the Simple Food Share
Members of Huntsville Vegans will bring some of their favorite simple vegan dishes to share during the movie screening.
While we love vegan dishes that take a bit longer to prepare (lasagna! seitan!), for this food share we are focusing on simple foods so that new and aspiring vegans can take home some great ideas for easy and delicious meals.
If you’d like to bring food to share, that would be wonderful! Please make sure your dish is vegan, and if you have any questions message us on Facebook and we’ll be happy to help out. Fruit is always welcome at events, so if you’d like to contribute but are still working on your cooking skills, some cut watermelon or a bowl of grapes is an excellent way to support the food share.
But don’t worry! You don’t have to bring food in order to attend! We want to share this movie and food with you, so just bring yourself and an open heart and mind and you’ll have a great time.
Please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend!