Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jul 22

REEL EATS presents SPECIESISM: THE MOVIE

REEL EATS presents SPECIESISM: THE MOVIE

Showtimes

We are what we eat. Food is increasingly political, and the politics can be affected by ethical, cultural, medical and environmental concerns. The new monthly film series "REEL EATS" presented by People's Coop provides you the opportunity to chew over some new ideas, and feed your understanding of our place in the food chain. Scheduled on the Third Monday of every month with the opportunity for lively discussion after each screening.

SPECIESISM: THE MOVIE
Director: 
Mark Devries
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
90 minutes

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.

Special Admission

$4 People's Coop members, students and seniors over 62; $6 general admission