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Behind the Mask (2006)

Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

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Steven Best ...
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Mel Broughton ...
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Rod Coronado ...
Himself (animal liberationist, economic saboteur)
John Curtin ...
Himself (animal liberator, economic saboteur)
Chris DeRose ...
Himself (president of Last Chance of Animals)
John Feldmann ...
Himself (Goldfinger lead singer)
Shannon Keith ...
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Kevin Kjonaas ...
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Ronnie Lee ...
Himself (Animal Liberation Front)
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Keith Mann ...
Himself (animal liberator)
Rich Mclellan ...
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Ingrid Newkirk ...
Herself (president and co-founder of PETA)
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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

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A Remarkable, Important Film
28 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The side of animal activism that you never see -- the fact that the majority of activists are non-violent, intelligent, compassionate people -- is portrayed in this film with astounding effect. This well-balanced story of the efforts of the activists, coupled with a glimpse behind the scenes of the factory farming and fur industries, as well as in overwhelmingly useless, yet undeniably horrific, animal research labs, will leave anyone with a conscience writing their legislators for change.

The wake-up call that "Fast Food Nation" provides for a country steeped in a drive-through- nutrition mentality, "Behind The Mask" does for a society in love with its fur-trimmed boots, burgers, and shampoo needlessly tested on an animal in shockingly inhumane, unrealistic conditions, after which the animal was tossed -- sometimes literally -- into the garbage.

A critical question posited by this film is this: If the lucrative and woefully ungoverned businesses of animal research and factory farming have nothing to hide, why is it possible to witness the activities performed there only by stealth?

In a thinking society, this film would have wide distribution. Let's hope that happens.


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