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.
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
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):
(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.