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World Premiere of Speciesism: The Movie

Wednesday, September 18th is the World Premiere of the new movie, "Speciesism: The Movie".  It's in New York, and will be followed by a Q&A with Director Mark Devries.

Synopsis:

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.

Movie website: http://speciesismthemovie.com

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJYzia6KUbs

Purchase advance tickets on EventBrite before they sell out. There is one screening only, at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12.00 plus $1.65 order fee ($13.65 total):

http://speciesismnyc.eventbrite.com

(Besides RSVP'ing on this page, you must additionally purchase a ticket, using the above link, in order to attend the film. Simply RSVP'ing on this page will NOT grant you admittance to the movie.)

Where to Meet: Our Meetup Group will be meeting directly in front of the theater at 6:30pm. I, David Greene, will be holding a sign that says "MEETUP". When the doors open we will go in as a group and sit together. The SVA Theatre is at 333 West 23rd Street, bet. 8th & 9th Aves.

Join us for the world premiere of Speciesism: The Movie, followed by a Q&A with Director Mark Devries.

David

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  • NARAYAN

    Google Ahimsa. The concept of animal rights extends to beyond farm animals, to just about any living creature we encounter. For example, I would like to draw the attention of us as consumer of everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents.
    One common and cheap ingredient , PALM OIL, harvested exclusively from Malaysia to Indonesia, by planting Palm Kernel Plants after slash/burn of prestine rain forests and the murder of many native birds/animals/insects/plants & other species.
    All because we need our lysols, soaps, lotions etc.
    To start your discovery , may i suggest .
    http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/
    Many of the fast moving consumer goods companies like Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, SC Johnson etc producing products that involve palm oil.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    It is amazing and very encouraging to watch a Mark Devries, a talented
    young filmmaker setting out to find the terrible truths behind the
    crimes and misdeeds of the meat and dairy industry, with their
    factories that have been ranked among the greatest evils in our
    history. Mark leaves no stone unturned, asking all the probing
    questions that the offenders practicing modern farming do not want to
    be asked.

    “The fact that animals are not human, that they are a different
    species, does not mean we need to give less consideration to their
    interests.”

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Adrienne

    It was a pretty great movie. I will be recommending it to everyone. Where were the pastries from, was it Peacefood Cafe? Those are also highly recommended :-)

    September 19, 2013

  • David G.

    Wow! What a brilliant, compelling and highly personal film. One cannot help but be utterly taken with writer/director/producer (and star!) Mark Devries' extremely moving odyssey of his personal exploration of animal rights and his becoming a vegan. His courageous audacity, his golden intentions, his compassion, and his great wisdom are magnificent and compelling. Thank you, Mark, for bringing us along on your journey to veganism. From a brilliant ethical standpoint you ask all the right questions, and I dare say, this instant classic of a film provides all the right answers.

    2 · September 19, 2013

    • Marcia

      Couldn't have said it better David!

      1 · September 19, 2013

  • Sal

    Greetings everyone, wish I could have joined all of you and seen the premier of the movie. Was on the waiting list for tickets but none available on the day of the movie screening. Will see it eventually online or on DVD.

    Hi Chrissy, didn't know you had an extra ticket, just saw your post today (day after). Is your blogpost about the feline vegetarian diet ready for viewing online?

    September 19, 2013

  • Nils

    I feel pathetic now after reading all the comments. I really missed the events and all great minds at one place. Guys pl keep writing it, would love to read more..Greetings and sunshine to everyone!!

    September 19, 2013

  • Judy C

    terrific film, wonderful producer/director

    2 · September 19, 2013

  • Rob J.

    Speciesism is a students journey, taken on as with a zen “beginner’s mind” - “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts’ mind there are few” -meatonomic$.

    For a moral, compassionate people the conclusion is just as dangerous as it is inescapable, but presenting it in this non-didactic, dialectic fashion makes it so powerfully poignant. It’s like Dante’s Inferno, where the poet Virgil guides the guileless Dante through the 9 circles of hell, the 9 factory farms of hell, so that Dante will recognize his sins, and the sins of the world, and reject them.

    The only animals we humans have been able to domesticate are the ones that loved us back. That we should repay such love with such a horror is an abomination. Did anyone else feel like screaming at the end?

    I liked the questions afterwards that called capitalism into question. If, as the future farmer said, it’s all about the money, then this is what you get. What a bitter harvest.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Jannette P.

    Please buy this film and share it with everyone you know!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Svetla

    I just had the most delicious cupcake here :)

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Chrissy

    I have an extra ticket for tonight if anyone needs one (a friend can't make it). I'll be at the theater at 6:30. You can email me at [masked]

    September 18, 2013

    • jahmaine B.

      Hey I sent you an email about the tickets

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    While I have already purchased my ticket for tomorrow, a couple of friends wanted to come along. If anyone has a ticket and is not able to attend for any reason, please do let me know. Thanks.

    September 17, 2013

    • Gail

      Check the facebook page - people are posting extra tickets https://www.facebook.c...­

      September 18, 2013

    • NARAYAN

      Hi Gail, thanks for posting. I am one of the few who have shunned social networking since the times of the original friendster.

      September 18, 2013

  • Ravi

    I'm also on the waitlist

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Belen T.

    I'm on the wait list :(

    September 17, 2013

  • NARAYAN

    By the time i got to my PC to buy tickets, they were gone :(

    September 17, 2013

  • Beth

    I purchased tickets over a month ago, the charges show on my credit card, but I never received tickets. Did you all receive psychical tickets, just a confirmation, etc? Thank you!

    September 18, 2013

    • David G.

      On the day I ordered my ticket, I received an email with a link to print my tickets. You should have too. The subject line of the email is "Order Confirmation for Speciesism: The Movie - World Premiere - NYC"

      September 18, 2013

  • Ravi

    Just bought a ticket

    September 17, 2013

  • Belen T.

    Yes

    September 9, 2013

  • Sarai V.

    I will be purchasing my ticket...thanks for making this available...too bad just regular people are not aware (or dont care) of this....many prefer to just look the other way and pretend it's not happening....sad

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks David, for this wonderful event. I have purchased my ticket. Look forward to it.

    September 5, 2013

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