The Sustainable Living Film Series screening of Speciesism
The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is proud to announce and invite you to the 13 installment of our Sustainable Living Film Series on Thursday May 22, 2014. at 6 p.m.
- Full vegan buffet dinner
- Popcorn and socializing
- Film starts at 7:30 p.m. (Running time: 90 minutes)
- Discussion following the film
- $5 admission at the door
- RSVP required before event day
- Molloy College students admitted FREE with student I.D.
This time out we'll be screening the the 2013 documentary film, Speciesism.
Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre "factory farms," hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: Director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons," and coming face-to-face with their owners.
But this is just the beginning. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism. And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do.
The Sustainable Living Film Series is a documentary series presented by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College that screens films with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability, and features a different organizational partner for each presentation. For this screening we are partnering with Karuna for Animals: Compassion in Action.