All Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret.
Most of the animals used for food in the United States, Australia, UK and New Zealand are raised in giant, bizarre factory farms, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside, out of sight and mind of the general public.
This 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.
In 1975, a young writer, Peter Singer published a book " Animal Liberation " arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention.
Today, a quicker growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism.
As a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history.
This 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.
The movie not only highlights the current movement towards plant-based diets, but also the personal journey of the writer and director on his own journey, to vegan and investigating factory farms and their secrets.
When he’s not crossing the country by car, bent on getting a first hand look at America’s factory farms, he’s introducing audiences to myriad expert points of view, from philosophers and scientists to attorneys and activists.
Interviews with the likes of PETA activists or Peter Singer will enlighten you about this movement and we believe this movie will influence viewers just like " Earthlings " has in the past years.
" The reaction has been incredible. People approach me after previews and premieres, telling me the film completely changed their thinking about animals. People have even contacted me months later to say the movie changed their lives. Excitingly, many audience members have become vegan since seeing the movie, as I have since making it. "
- Director, writer and producer, Speciesism.
“Every now and then, a movie comes along that is capable of fundamentally changing the worldview of its audience. Speciesism: The Movie, a new documentary by Mark Devries, is that kind of film.”
- Huffington Post Review
REGION FREE DVD © 2013 Approx 94 Minutes