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Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?
A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Marcel Saba ... Himself - Agent for Redux Pictures
Lori Reese ... Herself - Redux Pictures
Perrie Wardell ... Himself - Redux Pictures
Martin Rowe ... Himself - Co-Founder, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Lantern Books
Jasmin Singer ... Herself - Co-Founder and Executive Director, Our Hen House
Mariann Sullivan ... Herself - Co-Founder and Program Director, Our Hen House
Marcus ... Himself - Investigator
Susie Coston ... Herself - National Shelter Director, Farm Sanctuary
Melanie Dion-Eadon ... Herself - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
Mark Eadon ... Himself - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
James Wellford ... Himself - Photo Editor, Newsweek
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Balcombe ... Himself - Author, Humane Society University (voice)
Gieri Bolliger ... Himself - Attorney, Director of the Foundation for the Animal in the Law (voice) (as Dr. Gieri Bolliger)
Theodora Capaldo ... Herself - President and Executive Director, New England Anti-Vivisection Society (voice) (as Dr. Theodora Capaldo)
Bruce Friedrich ... Himself - Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary (voice)
Antoine F. Goetschel ... Himself - Animal Welfare Attorney, Founder of the Foundation for the Animal in the Law (voice)

Temple Grandin ... Herself - Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University Designer of Livestock Handling Equipment (voice)
Lori Marino ... Herself - Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy (voice)
Jo-Anne McArthur ... Herself

Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Philosopher, Environmental Activist, Author, Eco Feminist (voice)

Directed by
Liz Marshall 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Liz Marshall  writer

Produced by
Mila Aung-Thwin .... executive producer
Nina Beveridge .... producer
Bruce Cowley .... commissioning editor
Liz Marshall .... producer
Original Music by
Bob Wiseman 
Cinematography by
Nicholas de Pencier  (as Nick de Pencier)
Liz Marshall 
Iris Ng 
John Price 
Film Editing by
Roderick Deogrades 
Roland Schlimme 
Production Management
Noah Bingham .... production manager
Adam Shamoon .... production manager
Sound Department
Elma Bello .... dialogue editor
Matthew Chan .... re-recording mixer
Garrett Kerr .... sound editor
Garrett Kerr .... supervising sound editor
Jason Milligan .... boom operator
Jason Milligan .... location sound recordist
Jason Milligan .... sound mixer
Daniel Pellerin .... sound editor
Daniel Pellerin .... supervising re-recording mixer
Peter Sawade .... sound recordist
Mark Shannon .... narration recordist
John Sievert .... foley artist
Samuel Webster .... sound editor
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Dennis Mason .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Lovell .... second unit cinematographer
Jo-Anne McArthur .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Kevin Caners .... assistant editor
Lorraine Grant .... colorist
Paul Hart .... on-line editor
Jan Keck .... assistant editor
Justin McConnell .... dvd authoring: Canada
Bruce Rees .... on-line editor
Music Department
Amy Fritz .... music supervisor
Other crew
Dan Cherkas .... studio assistant
Ervan Cunanan .... credits design
Lorena Elke .... research consultant
Ingrid Hamilton .... publicist
Elizabeth Klinck .... research consultant
Catherine Kunz .... interim financing
Willa Marcus .... barrister & solicitor
Jennifer Renaud .... studio coordinator
Lina Trichilo .... research assistant

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93 min | Finland:57 min (TV) (2014)
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Unexpected Surprise, 23 May 2014
Author: Troy Coyle from Auckland

I watched this movie as part of the Documentary Edge Festival in Auckland today. I absolutely loved it and can't rate it highly enough. It will definitely appeal to those who are already converted to the idea that animals are treated as another nation, which we appear to be at war with. However, I think it will also appeal to others who try to understand the world around them and why there are so many people so very passionate about exposing the horrors of animal exploitation. We constantly complain about how the media keep us ill informed of the real issues, yet so many people are not interested in viewing any images that reflect the horrors of reality. This documentary shows the difficulty of engaging the mainstream media in such issues and through the eyes of someone who has chosen to dedicate her life to exposing reality in an attempt to get people to change how they perceive and interact with animals. We also get introduced to a range of very unique animal personalities, such as a rescue cow and her calf, and a rescue pig and her gorgeous rambunctious piglets- they all live in an animal sanctuary now. We also get to lock eyes with those who are not so fortunate- and we know that their fate lies with changes in market attitudes, such as not buying fur, not eating meat, not visiting dolphinariums or zoos. It seems like a massive challenge; to change consumer behaviours that are so ingrained in people's psyche but at least Jo-Anne McArthur is trying.

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