Recommended Films for Screening

A Prayer for Compassion
2019
1 hour 37 minutes
Thomas Wade Jackson’s quest across America ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask, “Can compassion grow to include all beings?” A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value.

Director
Thomas Wade Jackson

To obtain a screening license:
aprayerforcompassion.com

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code blue
2019
1 hour 42 minutes

Through the lens of filmmaker Marcia Machado, code blue follows a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through her adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr. Stancic introduces us to expert physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our health care environment, and, in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.

Director
Marcia Machado

To obtain a screening license:
codebluedoc.com/host-a-screening

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
2014
Running time: 1 hour 31 min

Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he investigates the meat industry and asks why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be a refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture.

Director
Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

To obtain a screening license, visit:

cowspiracy.com/screening-license

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Dominion
2018
Running time: 2 hours 5 min

This feature-length documentary combines footage from hidden, handheld, and drone cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture. The film reveals how humans exploit and abuse animals, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing, and entertainment industries. Joaquin Phoenix and Kat Von D narrate. Earthlings creator Shaun Monson is a co-producer.

Director
Chris Delforce

For information on screening, visit:
dominionmovement.com/act

Available to screen free of charge: dominionmovement.com/download

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Earthlings
2005
1 hour 48 minutes

Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix and featuring music by Moby, Earthlings is powerful, thought-provoking, and by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about humankind’s absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director
Shaun Monson

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.nationearth.com

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Eating Animals
2017
1 hour 35 minutes

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, the film offers attainable, common-sense solutions to a growing crisis, while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

Director
Christopher Quinn

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.eatinganimalsmovie.com

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Eating You Alive
2016
1 hour 52 minutes

Eating You Alive follows the stories of various Americans who have reversed chronic diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes by consuming a whole foods plant-based diet. The film takes a scientific look at the harmful effects of a meat-based diet.

Director
Paul David Kennamer Jr.

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.eatingyoualive.com

VegFund funds screenings directly.*

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Forks Over Knives
2011
1 hour 52 minutes

Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most chronic and degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods and adopting a plant-based diet. The main storyline follows the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering medical researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Director
Lee Fulkerson

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.forksoverknives.com

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H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters
2016
1 hour 40 minutes

H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary that reveals the effects of the typical Western diet, which is high in animal-based foods. It contrasts the limited interests of the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry with the all-encompassing interests of living beings on this planet and with the power of responsible consumer action. H.O.P.E. is an urgent call to action for all of us to commit to sustainability and safeguarding our living environment.

Director
Nina Messinger

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.hope-theproject.com/the-film/host-a-free-screening

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Kangaroo
2017
1 hour 43 minutes

This film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love–hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used in Australia, yet when they hop across the vast continent, some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit.

Directors 
Kate McIntyre Clere, Michael McIntyre

To obtain a screening license, visit:
kangaroothemovie.com/host-a-screening

VegFund funds screenings directly.*

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Land of Hope and Glory
2017
49 minutes

The makers of this film intend to set the record straight when UK residents insist that the horrors of factory farming don’t exist in their country. This film contains recent investigations as well as never-before-seen undercover footage, with a total of approximately 100 UK facilities featured throughout the film.

Creator
SURGE UK

Available to screen free of charge:
www.landofhopeandglory.org

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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
2018

1 hour 17 minutes

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but the plight of the Asian elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with. Love & Bananas exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has to endure to become a service animal: a process knows as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. This film offers a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

Director
Ashley Bell

To obtain a screening license, visit:
loveandbananas.com/host-a-screening

VegFund funds screenings directly.*

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Lucent
2014
1 hour 47 minutes

Lucent explores the darker side of Australia’s pig farming industry, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice. Narrated by Lindsay McDougall (The Doctor from Triple J), the film contains footage from more than 50 farms and slaughterhouses across Australia, much of which has never been seen before.

Director
Chris Delforce

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.aussiepigs.com/lucent

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Matadero
2017
40 minutes

The documentary’s title, Matadero, is translated into English as Slaughterhouse: What the Meat Industry Hides. It reveals footage taken between 2015 and 2017, from 58 slaughterhouses across 10 Mexican states. The objective of this investigation is to make visible the exploitation and systematic violence inflicted upon animals in slaughterhouses — treatment which is deliberately hidden from the public by the meat industry.

Director
Aitor Garmendia

Available to screen free of charge:
http://traslosmuros.com/documental-matadero/

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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
2009
1 hour 36 minutes

This film explores the powerful struggle of conscience experienced by several people from traditional farming backgrounds who come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

Director
Jenny Stein

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.tribeofheart.org/peaceablejourney/screenings.htm

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Running for Good
2018
1 hour 15 minutes

Running for Good follows marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250-kilometer race through the Sahara Desert. Fiona Oakes is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. At age 14, Fiona was told that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. While overcoming tremendous adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. Her achievements help fund a 450-plus animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day.

Director
Keegan Khun

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.tugg.com/titles/running-for-good

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Sonic Sea
2016
60 minutes

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

Directors
Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.sonicsea.org/film

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Speciesism: The Movie
2013

1 hour 34 minutes

A young documentary filmmaker uncovers the world of factory farming and discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that recognizes that animals are as important as humans.

Director
Mark DeVries

To obtain a screening license, visit:
speciesismthemovie.com/host-screening

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The Cove
2009
1 hour 32 minutes

A team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers embark on a covert mission to expose a deadly secret hidden in a remote cove in Taiji, Japan. By using state-of-the-art techniques, they uncover a horrible annual tradition of unparalleled cruelty. A provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure, and arresting imagery makes this an unforgettable and courageous story that inspires outrage and action.

Director
Louie Psihoyos

To obtain a screening license, visit:
opsociety.org/our-work/films/the-cove

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The End of Meat
2017

1 hour 36 minutes

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 movement 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.

Filmmaker
Marc Pierschel

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.theendofmeat.com/en/screen.html

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The Ghosts in Our Machine
2013

The Ghosts in Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals.

Director
Liz Marshall

To obtain a screening license, visit:
lizmars.com/product/host-a-screening

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The Invisible Vegan
2019
1 hour 30 minutes

The Invisible Vegan is an independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African–American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. It begins with the personal story of Jasmine Leyva, a 30-year-old black actress and filmmaker in Los Angeles. The film interweaves her narrative with the professional and personal experiences of a prominent group of vegan advocates.

Directors
Jasmine Leyva, Kenny Leyva

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.tugg.com/titles/the-invisible-vegan

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The Last Pig
2017
53 minutes

In the mid-2010s, farmer Bob Comis published a recurring blog about the inner conflicts of his work to humanely farm pigs. The Last Pig follows Comis through his final year as a pig farmer and his struggle to reinvent his life as a vegetable farmer.

Director
Allison Argo

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.thelastpig.com

VegFund funds screenings directly.*

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Unlocking the Cage
2016
1 hour 31 minutes

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he challenges the legal wall that separates animals from humans. This film follows his legal fight on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

Directors
D. A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus

To obtain a screening license, visit:
unlockingthecagethefilm.com/host-a-screening

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Vegan: Everyday Stories
2016
1 hour 31 minutes

Vegan: Everyday Stories explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread — they’re all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultramarathon runner, a cattle rancher’s wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner, and an 8-year-old who convinces her family of six to go vegan.

Director Glenn
Scott Lacey

To obtain a screening license, visit:
veganmovie.org/host-screening

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Vegucated
2011
1 hour 16 minutes

Vegucated is a documentary film that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a totally vegan diet for six weeks, showcasing the rapid evolution of three people who discover they can change the world by what they eat.

Director
Marisa Miller Wolfson

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.getvegucated.com

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What the Health
2017
1 hour 37 minutes

What the Health is a film from the creators of Cowspiracy, following Kip Andersen as he investigates the medical consequences of a meat-based diet.

Directors 
Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

To obtain a screening license, visit:
www.whatthehealthfilm.com

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*VegFund covers licensing costs for these films through an agreement with the filmmakers.