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Peaceable Kingdom - the Journey Home (documentary)

The Oasis Institute has agreed to host a screening of the documentary movie "Peaceable Kingdom, the Journey Home." A synopsis of the movie is included below, and you can see a preview at the filmaker's website at:

We will be serving light refreshments afterward, please let Kevin know if you can bring a snack to share.

The screening is free, we will collect a donation to cover the rent for the space. Please invite your friends & family!

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 assumptions of their 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.

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  • Heidi

    I enjoyed the movie - after viewing Earthlings and some of the films from Mercy for Animals, this film, although touching, really approached compassionate living from a different angle. I invited a friend that is not a vegetarian, but headed in that direction, and was worried that the movie might be to "hard core" for him. I was pleasantly surprised that it touched him to the point where he and his wife are going to continue with their efforts to remove animal products from their diets both for their health and for the animals. Thank you for setting up this screening! I'm looking forward to more events that offer an opportunity to educate others!

    February 1, 2013

    • Kevin M.

      Heidi, thank you so much for the feedback, it means a lot to me. This is how we change the world, one person, one friend, one connection at a time.

      3 · February 3, 2013

  • Janice C.

    The audience was so very quiet when the movie ended. Everyone seemed to be thinking...about the suffering animals. I grew up on a farm when family farms were more conscious and humane than the factory farms of today. The movie showed that animals take great care of their offspring and often set a higher standard for how we humans should care for our children. One day we will break the language code of animals -- we will be shocked at what they know, how much they feel, and how aware and keenly intelligent they are.

    February 2, 2013

  • Jade L.

    The documentary was excellent but so sad. It furthers my resolve to continue on the path of compassion. It still amazes me that people can close their eyes to the suffering.

    2 · February 1, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    If anyone needs directions, you can call me at[masked]

    January 31, 2013

  • jim

    Hoping to make it

    January 30, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    We also have 9 folks signed up on Facebook!

    January 30, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    I recently had a lovely phone call with one of the producers, he is very pleased that we are showing the movie in Knoxville. I asked him if the movie is OK for kids, he said that it was appropriate for ages 13 and up.

    January 18, 2013

  • Janice C.

    Thanks for setting this up, Kevin. I will bring snacks, also my husband. I will also inform others of the event.

    January 8, 2013

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