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Speciesism: The Movie

Time: November 8, 2013 to November 14, 2013
Location: Downtown Independent
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2013

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Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, 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.

"When I entered the theater to see Mark Devries's film Speciesism: The Movie I was a speciesist. When I came out I could no longer justify the treatment of animals with any rational arguments because they were all demolished in this brilliant and compelling film. The intellectual debate over speciesism is now over."
--Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, adjunct professor Chapman University, and author of Why Darwin Matters.
 
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Showtimes Nov. 8th-Nov. 14th
Fri, Nov 8th:
7:00 PM
Sat, Nov 9th: 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov 10th: 12:15, 8:30
Mon, Nov 11th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Tue, Nov 12th: 3:00PM, 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov 13th: 5:00PM, 9:45 PM
Thu, Nov 14th: 3:00PM, 7:00 PM

 

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