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Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 18 September 2013 (USA)
A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

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Mark Devries

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Steven Best Steven Best ... Self
Richard Dawkins ... Self
Gary Francione Gary Francione ... Self
Bruce Friedrich ... Self
Temple Grandin ... Self
Ingrid Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk ... Self
Tom Regan Tom Regan ... Self
Peter Singer ... Self
Peter Young Peter Young ... Self
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A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

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You'll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.


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Thought-provoking not preachy
10 November 2013 | by breyer-470-176400See all my reviews

If you go to Speciesism expecting to be hit over the head with the message to go vegan - whether you're a staunch carnivore uninterested in changing your views or a staunch vegan looking for someone to share a soapbox with - you're going to be disappointed. This film is a thoughtful exploration of one person's unexpected - and sometimes even reluctant - journey through one of the most complex moral questions facing our planet.

Director Mark Devries does a truly remarkable job of navigating these issues through his own observations as well as a wide-ranging series of interviews. Devries asks some tough questions but he is never presumptuous or demeaning, to either his interviewees or the audience. He gives everyone the space to think through their own positions themselves.


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