söndag 1 juli 2018

10 of the Best Animal Rights & Vegan Movies of 2017!

Today I'm presenting 10 of the best animal rights and vegan movies of 2017! I hope you will find it informative and useful! And if you appreciate this presentation then do share it with your friends!

10 animal rights and vegan movies of 2017 - Rörelse för djurrätt

I've marked the movies with numbers but they are not in any particular order. So number one doesn't imply that I find this movie better than any other of the ten. Which one is best, or had the biggest impact on it's audience - that is for you to estimate. 

Now, let's have a look at 10 of the best animal rights and vegan movies of 2017!

1. Okja

This blockbuster got a lot of attention even before we could watch it. The trailer has been played millions of times and the full movie is now available on Netflix. Okja is about two friends - one human girl and one very large, friendly and playful non-human animal.
It depends on one's perspective while watching Okja but I think a lot of us who have seen it felt a lot for the imaginary animals portrayed in this movie. As what they go through and how they are being treated by the humans in the movie. This has a lot of resemblance with reality, unfortunately.
It is a movie that has touched hearts around the world and I hope it can be part of a consciousness shift among humans and a real change for animals.


Okja Trailer 2 Netflix

2. Carnage: Swallowing the Past

In a future not so far away... when humans have dropped animal meat consumption. In a more peaceful and hippie world. Shocking memories of animal consumption sometimes come to surface in humans minds. The writer and director of Carnage, Simon Amstell, uses both his humorous side and the more serious one in the making of this movie.
And since it is one of the most talked about movies of the year in the vegan community - at least here in Sweden - I think you should see it!

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Carnage: A film by Simon Amstell | Trailer - BBC iPlayer

3. Land of Hope and Glory

48 minutes. From the United Kingdom's factory farms. Exposing some of the cruelty and neglect that the animals in the UK are forced to endure. It is one of activist Earthling Ed's projects. Land of Hope and Glory is available for viewers for free on its website and on YouTube. Also with subtitles in many languages on YouTube.


Land of Hope and Glory Trailer

4. Born To Be Free

Born To Be Free is a documentary with epicenter in Russia. It is about three journalists trying to find out more about how the wild sea mammals like beluga whales and dolphins are being treated before shipped of to different parts of the world to "entertain" humans. This movie is actually available on Netflix, so check it out!


Born To Be Free Trailer 3’05

5. Empathy

Empathy is the name of a Spanish documentary. The executive producer and director Ed Antoja has a central part in the film. He is the movie protagonist exploring the animals situation from a different perspective than many other movies about animal rights. He is new to the topic of how animals are being treated. Like many of us Ed Antoja is used to consuming animal products since being a child. Still the movie aims to raise awareness about the reality of how animals are being treated.


Empathy Documentary (Official Trailer)

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6. From the Ground Up

Athletes from all around the world are starting do discover advantages with a plant-based diet. In From the Ground Up we get to meet some of these athletes. This documentary from the USA confronts some of our social norms such as the masculinity norm. It also focuses on some of the bigger impacts of our food choices.


From the Ground Up Trailer

7. What the Health

It has been criticized for not being 100 percent accurate when it comes to the facts in it, but it has also been a very much talked about film and probably a big eye-opener for a lot of people. I don't want to write that much about WTH, I want to give you the opportunity to make your own opinion. But I will tell you that I find it to be a very interesting and thought inspiring documentary. And I think you should watch it! You can find it on Netflix 😊


What The Health Trailer #1

8. Eating Animals

Eating Animals had its premiere September 2nd 2017 at the Telluride Film Festival in the USA, it has also been seen at Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden. Eating Animals is directed by Christopher Quinn and produced by Natalie Portman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Christopher Quinn. It is based on Safran Foer's book with the same title.

Official sites: Big Star Pictures and Heretic Films.
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Eating Animals - Official Trailer | HD | Sundance Selects

9. The End of Meat

95 min. The End of Meat is a documentary that I feel very excited about and looking forward to watch. It is produced by German filmmaker Marc Pierschel who interviews people from around the world. The people he interviews share their thoughts on animal industries, animal and vegetable meat and the future. If you already have seen The End of Meat you are one of few people since it only has been screened in film festivals and other events (like the Swedish Vegomässan in Stockholm) so far. I hope that it will be seen on Netflix in the future, just like Marc Pierschel's previous documentary Live And Let Live. You can buy The End of Meat on DVD via the website, that you find a link to below.


The End of Meat Trailer

10. The Last Pig

Multi-award winning filmmaker Allison Argo has many documentaries on her conscience 👍 Animals such as elephants, parrots and gorillas have seen Argo behind the camera lens. The Last Pig is from the USA and is 52 minutes long. It is about a pig farmer during his last season working as that. Hopefully this documentary can be an eye-opener.
"THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a farmer in his final year of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals his growing conflict over a life spent “peddling in death.” As the story unfolds, his struggle becomes our own. The Last Pig is a poetic snapshot of a seminal year in one man’s life as he journeys beyond the slaughterhouse." 
Source: www.thelastpig.com 


The Last Pig - Official Trailer

Other movies from 2017 worth mentioning:

War for the Planet of the Apes
140 min. Canada, New Zealand, USA. A very thought provoking movie from a social and animal rights perspective! Find movie trailer on link.

79 min. Turkey. About seven cats in Turkey. Find trailer on link.

Vegan 2017 - The Film
47 min. From the UK. Produced by Klaus Mitchell, from the Plant Based News-team. Link to trailer and the full movie.

Inside the Tanks
34 min. From the UK. Link to trailer and full documentary.

Thank you for reading! If you find this post interesting please share it. Hope to see you soon.

onsdag 13 juni 2018

'Anima: Animals. Faith. Compassion.' Documentary

Anima: Animals. Faith. Compassion. is a short documentary from 2018. 

In Anima we meet humans from different religions, they speak about their view on animals and how they believe we should treat animals. It is directed by Jennifer Jessum and contains music made by Moby. 

Find trailer and the full film below. 

Peace be with you.

Anima Trailer

ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion.

lördag 9 juni 2018

'Sharkwater: Extinction' to be released during fall 2018

Even after last years tragic passing of Rob Stewart the documentary Sharkwater: Extinction is planned on being released during fall this year! 

Rob Stewart is the director of the documentaries Sharkwater from 2006 and Revolution from 2012. Rob Stewart had a burning passion for the sharks and our oceans. To me he is a true inspiration in his care for animals and the environment.

Now, I was unsure of if Sharkwater: Extinction would be released at all after Rob's passing but a month ago I received a newsletter from the movie crew that said that the documentary will be released. 

I know, a month ago! How come I haven't posted anything about it? Well well, better late than not at all... haha

The movie is set to hit theaters October 2018. In the newsletter there's also a link to a movie teaser:

Sharkwater: Extinction – Video Teaser

Let's hope the upcoming movie will have a good impact on us humans and our behaviour towards the environment and all living in it.

A Recent Open Rescue

Some days ago a large group of animal activists entered a factory farm with the intention of rescuing animals there. 

James Aspey was among the animal activists. Find more info on: directactioneverywhere.com

Activists Storm Factory Farm

And yes, they rescued 37 animals.

torsdag 31 maj 2018

5 djurrätts- & veganevent i Stockholm i juni

Det händer saker runt om i vårt avlånga land och även i Stockholm! 

Ikväll tipsar jag om 5 evenemang som sker där under första halvan av juni.

Kronan i Stockholm - Rörelse för djurrätt

  • 2:a juni: Manifestation Mjölksanningen
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/173753719997977. Bilder inifrån Bregottfabriken... på Sergels torg

  • 9:e juni: Vegomässan 2018
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/889644181207625. Ett av årets största vegoevent i Sverige!

  • 9:e juni: Vegomässan The Afterparty
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/240312519885712. Efterfest till Vegomässan. Party party!

  • 10:e juni: Den största Djurfabriken-manifestationen någonsin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/737213959735767. En kraftfull manifestation på Sergels torg.

  • 10:e juni: Cube of Truth: Stockholm: June 10th
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/161609634690004. Masker och gatufilm på Odenplan.

Mask framför ansikte - Rörelse för djurrätt

Ha en bra sommar var du än är!

Dr Richard Twine till Göteborg i juni

Dr Richard Twine är sociolog från Edge Hill University i Storbritannien. I juni kommer denna vegan till Göteborg för att hålla två föreläsningar. 

Ja, jag antar att det är två stycken för fler än så har jag inte hittat

Båda föreläsningarna är arrangerade av GU-CAS (kolla länk) vilket står för Gothenburg University's Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene. Vilket innebär att det handlar om kritiska djurstudier!

Båda föreläsningarna sker den 13:e juni. Den ena går under titeln The limitations of being ‘vegan for the animals’. Den andra heter Where are the animals in the Sociology of Climate Change?, men den skulle intresserade tyvärr anmält sig till senast igår. 

Where are the animals in the Sociology of Climate Change? hittar du mer info om på länken och likaså för The limitations of being ‘vegan for the animals’. Den sistnämnda är öppen för alla intresserade och börjar klockan 18.00 på Frilagret.

Om du vill höra mer av vad Dr Robert Twine säger kan du lyssna på denna föreläsning från VegfestUK som var i London 2016. Du kan också kolla in hans hemsida: richardtwine.com

Dr. Richard Twine - How does intersectionality complicate vegan transition?