Our friends at the Charlotte Animals Rights meetup are having a movie night on Monday June 10. If you're interested in seeing the moving and having a discussion with like minded people afterwards, please join them.
Monday, June 10, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Bean Vegan Cuisine
3001 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC (map)
We have talked about doing a monthly movie night before, so I decided to get the ball rollin'. There is no better way to start than with the classic 2005 documentary "Earthlings". I will not lie, this is a very powerful film. It is not a very pleasant experience, but it is a VERY worthwhile one! To give you a taste of what you're in for, here is Wikipedia's blurb:
"Earthlings is a 2005 documentary film about humanity's use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, features music by Moby, was directed by Shaun Monson, and was co-produced by Maggie Q, all of whom are practicing vegans.
Covering pet stores, puppy mills and animal shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, Earthlings includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism."