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A candid and introspective look at the extreme beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, the British-born co-founder and driving force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal-rights organization. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Pamela Anderson ... Herself

Marc Bouwer ... Himself
Ralph Dell ... Himself (as Dr. Ralph Dell)
Priscilla Feral ... Herself
Abraham Foxman ... Himself (as Abraham H. Foxman)
Bruce Friedrich ... Himself
Jeff Kerr ... Himself
Lisa Lange ... Herself

Bill Maher ... Himself
Dan Matthews ... Himself
Daphna Nachminovitch ... Herself
Ingrid Newkirk ... Herself
Wayne Pacelle ... Himself
Alex Pacheco ... Himself

Pink ... Herself
Tracy Reiman ... Herself
Mary Beth Sweetland ... Herself
John D. Young ... Himself

Directed by
Matthew Galkin 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer: HBO
Mikaela Beardsley .... producer
Steven Cantor .... producer
Terry Clark .... line producer
Matthew Galkin .... producer
John Krasno .... executive producer: Stick Figure Productions
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Bryan Quinn .... associate producer
Pax Wassermann .... producer
Original Music by
James Lavino 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Furmanski 
Film Editing by
Tim K. Smith 
Production Management
Darren Coyle .... production manager
Sound Department
James Baker .... sound recordist
Bob Bryan .... sound recordist
James Groves .... sound recordist
Jonathan Jackson .... sound recordist
Ben Logan .... sound recordist
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound recordist (as Karl Lohninger)
Mariel Lohninger .... sound recordist
Steve Micallef .... sound recordist
Jérôme Pierrot .... sound recordist (as Jerome Pierrot)
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor
Tony Pipitone .... sound mixer
Bryan Quinn .... sound recordist
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Akers .... camera operator
Leonard Chambley .... camera operator (as Leonard Chabley)
Nina Davenport .... camera operator
Paul Dokuchitz .... camera operator
Alexis Dussaix .... camera operator
Anne Etheridge .... camera operator
Matthew Galkin .... camera operator
Eric Metzgar .... camera operator
Jeff Myers .... camera operator
Hart Perry .... camera operator
Brett Wiley .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Nic Barbara .... post-production coordinator
Will Cox .... hd online editor
Katie Doering .... post-production assistant
Christina Fontana .... assistant editor
Carter Gunn .... assistant editor
Matt Sarno .... colorist
Matt Sarno .... on-line editor
Mollie Zipkin .... post-production assistant
Other crew
Nic Barbara .... logger
Frederick P. Bimbler .... legal services (as Frederick Bimbler)
Katie Doering .... logger
Marc Hormuth .... production assistant
James Malanga .... production assistant
Keira Marcus .... accountant (as Keira March)
Mollie Zipkin .... logger
Bill Doblias .... special thanks
Roger Goodspeed .... special thanks
Lisa Lange .... special thanks
Peter Rienecker .... special thanks
Trevor Ristow .... special thanks
Blythe Roth .... special thanks
Joel Suttles .... special thanks
Chloe Weiss .... special thanks

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Alex Pacheco:The reason we started PETA was to fight against the enslavement of animals. I really believe animals have been enslaved by humans and are treated just like slaves.See more »
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6 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The line needs to be pushed., 26 November 2007
Author: lastliberal from United States

Matthew Galkin's absorbing account of the firebrand animal activist, Ingrid Newkirk, won The Golden Starfish Documentary Award at the Hampton Film Festival. Even if it did not win the best documentary award (it was beaten by one featuring an Iraq war vet), it is still a worthwhile film for those who are interested in animal rights.

First, a disclosure. I am not a vegetarian. I would be if I didn't have to give up chicken wings. I do not eat the quantity of meat in a Happy Meal as a rule, but when it come to hot wings, I will never be able to give those up. I also like to pig out at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I admire those who can overcome these vices. Also, I would not be willing to part with my companions, Bitsy and Muffin. Life would be a drag without them.

Other than that, I was impressed with the film and the desire of the people in PETA to uncover the abuses happening to animals in the world. While I give to many animal organizations, I do not give to them as I think they step over the line. But, like Bill Maher say in the film, they line would not get pushed if they didn't step over it.

Anyone who cares about animal rights probably knows everything in this documentary, but it would be a great benefit for others to see it. You may not agree with all their policies, but it will get you thinking about making some changes in your life.

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