DOCUMENTARIES / FILMS
When Pigs Escape is an independent, award-winning documentary about the story of Matilda, a pig who escaped from a farm to give birth to her piglets shortly after in a nearby woodland. Following a pressure campaign, the pig family was eventually rescued by Brinsley Animal Rescue and The Surge Sanctuary.
The documentary recounts the campaign to save the pig family and follows the new life of Matilda and her babies after being rescued. It is a biographical piece that invites us to look at pigs like we have never seen them before.
Available for free screening on Waterbear platform.
73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who battles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to slaughter. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay knows he must make a change and do what no other farmer from the UK has ever done before.
„Do animals have Civil Rights?“
An unusual and provoking question. We, the Pegasus family, have travelled more than 12.000 kilometers throughout Europe to give voice to the animals of this world
The animals ask; animal activists, lawyers, vegan chefs, sanctuary founders and business professionals had to answer.
Dr. Antoine F. Goetschel (Global Animal Law), Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd), Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Edmund Haferbeck (PETA), Christa Blanke (Animals‘ Angels), Garret John LoPorto (Civil Rights activist) and many more can be heard and seen in that film.
German trailer (more detailed) here.
Υοu can watch it for free (subtitles available in 17 languages) here.
Dominion is the feature-length documentary sequel to 2014’s Lucent. While Lucent focused mostly on the Australian pig farming industry, Dominion will have a much broader scope as a comprehensive account of the numerous ways animals are used and abused in Australia. Through covertly obtained footage, the film will question the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom, and aims to serve as Australia’s answer to “Earthlings”.
The hidden truth behind UK animal farming – featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.
Through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, Lucent explores the darker side of Australia’s pig farming industry, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice.
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: The Movie 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
Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.
The Ghost in our machine (2013)
A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
Music legend Paul McCartney delivers a powerful narration of this must-see video. Watch now to discover why everyone would be vegetarian if slaughterhouses had glass walls.
Carnage: Swallowing the past (2017)
It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.
A drama about a girl who must keep a powerful company from abducting her pal, a gentle beast.
Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of two pigs, named Butch and Sundance, who staged a dramatic escape from an abattoir in January 1998 and remained at large for a week despite the best effort of the press and public to re-capture them.
Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.
Before the flood (2016)
You can watch it for free here.
Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations, who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent the demise of climate change.
A ground breaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
15 mins short version available on youtube
An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.
What the Health is the ground breaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
Eating You Alive is a feature length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick and what we can do about it and how we can change the course of our health.
PlantPure Nation (2015)
You can watch it for free here.
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. “PlantPure Nation” presents a compelling case and offers a simple solution to pervasive health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity. This film is part of a grassroots movement that will hopefully inspire people to make healthier, scientifically based decisions about how they fuel their bodies.
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
You can watch it for free here.
An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.
Addressing all issues combined:
Eating our way to extinction (ongoing production)
This Is The Film Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters” is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. Featuring Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Vandana Shiva, Melanie Joy and many other experts, the film has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world!
Watch the film for free ( with subtitles in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), English, Arabic, Indonesian and Dutch) here.
In The End of Meat, filmmaker Marc Pierschel embarks on a journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan revolution in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newly found freedom; observes the future food innovators making meat and dairy without the animals, even harvesting “bacon” from the ocean and much more.
The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.
You can watch it for free here.
Wildlife – Biodiversity
Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.
BLACKFISH tells the story of Tilikum, a notoriously aggressive orca that killed three people while in captivity. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite uses shocking footage and emotional interviews to present a convincing case against keeping these wild animals for human entertainment.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, The Cove follows a high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taiji, Japan. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide.
Reckless killers? Senseless carnage? Terror and Dread? Not hardly. REQUIEM documents the true nature and purpose of one of the most misunderstood predators on our planet — the shark. Follow the discovery of an underwater photographer from Hawaii as she becomes familiar with the extraordinary beauty, power and skills of one of the most infamous classification of sharks – the REQUIEM Family
For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.
The Game Changers
From the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the anthropology lab at Dartmouth, to a strongman gym in Berlin and the bushlands of Zimbabwe, The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.
It explores Negative Impacts on African American Health
Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.
During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…
More : www.demain-lefilm.com
Les nouveaux végétariens (2012)
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Longtemps, on les a considérés comme de doux dingues ou de sinistres ennemis des plaisirs de la chère. S’ils sont toujours minoritaires dans notre société, les végétariens se recrutent aujourd’hui de plus en plus dans les cercles de jeunes urbains chics, cultivés et conscients des enjeux politico-écologiques. Comme les deux filles de la famille Wittmann, à Hambourg, qui ont fini par convaincre leurs parents de les suivre dans un monde sans viande. En Allemagne comme en France et de par le monde, les exemples ne manquent pas d’une cuisine végétarienne imaginative et séduisante, telle que le chef étoilé Michael Hoffmann la propose dans son restaurant Margaux, à Berlin.
Ce documentaire traite des conséquences de l’industrie mondiale de la viande. On oublie totalement que les animaux sont des êtres vivants et non de simples produits. Sans parler des abattoirs. Et pour nourrir ces animaux qui fourniront les 40 millions de tonnes de viande produites chaque année, l’Europe doit importer du fourrage, par exemple, du Paraguay, où quelques gros producteurs profitent de ces commandes tandis que la majorité de la population subit les conséquences, parfois dramatiques, de l’utilisation massive des pesticides.
« En 2050, nous serons environ 9 milliards d’individus sur la Terre. Et pour nous nourrir en viande, il faudra… 36 milliards d’animaux d’élevage. Peut-on continuer à penser qu’on pourrait nourrir chaque habitant en lui donnant de la viande tous les jours ? » Les auteurs de LoveMEATender donnent le ton… Une heure de documentaire pour pointer les dérives de l’industrie, interroger nos modes de consommation et proposer quelques pistes d’action. Un sujet au coeur de l’actualité.
** 4 minutes pour comprendre le vrai poids de la viande sur l’environnement
** 2 minutes vidéo