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"Peaceable Kingdom" movie viewing and pitch-in

I am proud to announce the Indy Veggie Meetup film festival!  This will be the second of three movie showings over an 8 week period.  Trust me, this movie is FANTASTIC!  I got to meet the producer a few years ago at a screening and I'm very happy they finally released the movie on DVD.

Movie #1: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Sept 14)

Movie #2: Peaceable Kingdom (This meetup!)

Movie #3: Forks Over Knives (Oct 26)

Pitch-In!

Please bring your favorite vegan food, snack, dessert, etc to share.  Don't worry if the RSVP list gets too long, just bring enough for 4-5 people to try.  Please also bring a list of your ingredients because some of our members are very strict about what they can eat.  **Note...typically we would say vegan OR vegetarian, but the producers of the film have asked that we only bring vegan food out of respect to how they would like the movie experience to go. 

Venue:

The Baha'i Center of Indianapolis has generously offerred to host this event for us (our previous large venue is no longer available).

 Here is a quick synopsis:

"Peaceable Kingtom: The Journey Home"

A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life. Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma. Interwoven with the farmers' stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold.

With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

Arrival:

Please try to arrive by 7:00.  We will grab some snacks and converse a bit, but we want to get the movie started soon after 7:00.  There will be time after the movie for more socializing. 

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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  • Immanuel 4 Peace J.

    Great film, great food & great people!

    October 6, 2012

  • Kimerlea B.

    I woke up this morning w/ images of this film in my mind. Wow. I knew it was bad but I had no idea. It's a lot to take in and try to digest. I saw people abuse and really torture animals in ways that I never could have imagined. Extremely disturbing. I'm not only an animal lover, but I'm also a very sensitive person. (When I was a kid, I cried when my brother stomped on ants!) I can tell you one thing though. After viewing this film, I have been moved to make the switch to from being vegetarian to being vegan. The food is so awesome at these meet-ups. I have considered myself a pretty good cook, but I sure don't know how to cook like that! Would anyone else be interested in compiling a meet-up member cookbook of shared recipes (kind of an updated maybe online version of the old-fashioned church cookbook) and / or how holding a vegan cooking class as a meet up? If so, I for one would love to help out / participate. Thank you so much for showing this film.

    October 6, 2012

  • Marlene D.

    The evening was memorable; the food was delicious and the discussion after the movie was even better!

    October 6, 2012

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