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Animal Rights Film Festival

Wednesday, December 01, 2004
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Varsity Theatre
616 Second St.
Davis CA 95616

1st Annual Downtown Davis Animal Rights Film Festival
FREE award-winning documentaries
FREE vegan treats
FREE animal-rights speakers
Films show at the Varsity Theatre (616 2nd Street) at 7:15pm

Wednesday, December 1:


When Pigs Cry
A Viva!USA investigation reveals shocking facts about how most pigs are crammed in disease-ridden, indoor units where they live in their own filth. A cocktail of drugs keeps them alive and forces fast growth.
Viva!USA’s research and investigation of pig farming revealed an industry that is responsible for the imprisonment and death of millions of pigs. Gentle and intelligent animals are kept in crates, during pregnancy and birth, so small that they cannot walk or turn around. Those raised for meat live in filthy, crowded, and disease ridden pens. Those who survive — and many don’t — are killed after 6 months.
In addition to this, pig farming is wrecking havoc on the environment via waste lagoons and environmental spills.
"The unspeakable horrors hidden behind the holiday ham are incompatible with the peaceful, life-affirming spirit of the holiday season," said Lauren Ornelas, Director of Viva!USA. "This year, more than ever, the wish for Peace on Earth holds great meaning. The quest for non-violence begins on your plate."
The Witness
How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood become an impassioned animal activist? "The Witness is one man’s truth that cries out for mass exposure... may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made." — Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times
In the award-winning documentary The Witness, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and ultimately, to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York.
24 film festivals and 9 awards including "1st Place Advocacy/Public Policy" and "Best of Festival"
Montel Williams included a chapter on Eddie Lama, the subject of The Witness, in his book A Dozen Ways to Sunday: Stories of Hope and Courage.
Sponsored by: The Fund for Animals
Cull of the Wild: The Truth Behind Trapping
Trapping is a relic from a less enlightened time when fur was the height of fashion and the lone trapper was an icon of the American West — but the reality is indescribable and indiscriminate animal suffering. This film, by the Animal Protection Institute, makes the case that trapping — whether for profit, recreation, or wildlife management — is unjustified in the 21st century and leaves the viewer with renewed hope that this barbaric practice can be stopped through grassroots activism, increased public education, and changes in public policy.
"CULL OF THE WILD: The Truth Behind Trapping provides important thought and heart provoking information to a world that must act now. Animals and the future are relying upon our passion, compassion, and commitment to end this senseless, destructive history." — Julia Butterfly Hill, Forest Activist
10 film festivals and 6 awards including "Best of Festival/Documentary" and "Merit Award for Conservation Advocacy"
Sponsored by: Animal Protection Institute

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