Cows Are Nice
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30PM as part of Walter Reade's Green Screens series
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and then a reception in the Furman Gallery.
This is a joint outing with the NYC Animal Advocacy Network Meetup.
Please be prepared to:
* Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 6:15pm and look for Matt Rice and other familiar faces in the ticketholders line or inside before and after the screening
Highly recommended - tickets to Green Screens films can sell out fast!
Buy your ticket in advance to save time and guarantee yourself a seat
Most Americans are opposed to the inhumane treatment of animals—which is why the egg industry is so secretive about the operations that yield food for our breakfast tables. Fowl Play investigates hen abuse in the industry, drawing on the dedicated documentation of activists. Interviews with rescuers, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists challenge us to consider the politics of ethical eating.
Panelists: Matt Rice, Mercy for Animals; Jenny Brown, Founder, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary; Martha Lazar, Chicken keeper and blogger (brooklynfeed.com); Elizabeth Ayer, BK Farmyard’s farmer and consultant, Farm Director and Caretaker at Wyckoff Community Garden and Farmers Market.
Fowl Play - Adam Durand, 2009, USA; 50m
Preceded by Cows Are Nice - Kor ar Fina, Stephan Jarl, Sweden, 2007; 13m
With the rise of large, industrial farms, the small farmers, unable to compete, must sell their dairy cows and Sweden is now importing milk.
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About Green Screens
The Film Society’s Green Screens program addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more. Green Screens is programmed by Isa Cucinotta and Marian Masone.