Last night I went to a screening of the documentary, Cowspiracy. I recommend it for everyone, not just animal rights folks. Everyone. It’s loaded with relevant facts, humor and jaw dropping interviews. You will wonder how they pulled some of them off. Check it out when it comes to your city. Below is a blog post about the film provided by the Cowspiracy PR team. Read on…
If there was one single industry causing more destruction to the planet than any other, if one single industry was the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, deforestation, ocean “dead zones,” species extinction—wouldn’t you want to know about it? Wouldn’t you expect to hear about it? With countless environmental groups and NGOs out there, surely combating an industry that harmful to the earth would be their biggest cause, right?
What if the reason the world’s top environmental organizations weren’t talking about it was fear?
Would you still want to know?
None of this is hypothetical. That’s the situation worldwide right this instant, and that’s the story filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn set out to uncover in their feature length documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, now showing in select cities.
They say getting to this point hasn’t been easy: “Unlike a lot of documentaries, we haven’t been able to speak openly about this film,” Andersen said. “Until now. Most films have websites, social media campaigns, and fundraising campaigns, before production even begins—but due to the controversy of this subject, we’ve had to stay silent every step of the way, in fear of being shut down.”
“Journalists and activists trying to expose this industry in the past have been sued, placed on domestic terrorist watch lists, followed by the FBI, arrested, and imprisoned, simply for speaking out, or trying to expose this industry’s atrocities.”
But they kept going. And now, after more than a year of secrecy and hard work, Cowspiracy is out. Their Indiegogo campaign was a huge success, hitting their first funding goal in just six days, and now they’re aiming for the money to create an even larger impact: adding subtitles to Cowspiracy in more than ten languages, German and Spanish dubs, international screenings and better global distribution and promotion. Plus a 50 minute educational edit of the film.
“We’ve been getting tons of support and requests from all walks of life,” Andersen said. “A lot of educational institutes, a lot of teachers, professors, everyone from elementary school teachers to high school to universities, they all want to show this to their students, which is so, so awesome because this information has to get out there.”
So what about you? Want to learn “the sustainability secret”? Check out the Cowspiracy website, Indiegogo campaign, Facebook and Twitter to learn more and stay up to date with this incredibly important project.
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