Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Changing the way we view animals."

"If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another human for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?"
- Peter Singer, author, philosopher, professor



            With so much information and outstanding streaming content available online it's almost impossible to keep up. One important film you don't want to miss making its theatrical debut on May 25th is Unlocking the Cage  http://www.unlockingthecagethefilm.com/ . The anticipated documentary directed by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker was a highly praised Official Selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival  https://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival  (video trailer above courtesy of YouTube)
         Unlocking the Cage follows pioneering lawyer Steven Wise and his legal team from The Nonhuman Rights Project  http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/ through the filing of a groundbreaking series of lawsuits protecting animal rights. In fact The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the US fighting for confirmed legal rights for species other than human.
         Unlocking the Cage premieres at Film Forum http://filmforum.org/ in New York City on Wednesday, May 25th. Check the official film site above for additional dates in your own area. For more information regarding the unprecedented work of The Nonhuman Rights Project follow this link http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

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