Film Viewing and Discussion Meetup
On November 5th, just one day before our first ARRNT birthday, we met to watch Forks Over Knives and Bold Native films. Forks Over Knives is a documentary filled with good nutritional information that emphasizes the health benefits of a plant based diet. Bold Native is a fictional account of a troubled father-son relationship that allows the audience to learn about the plight of animals as a young man educates his own father about his reasons for risking it all to liberate all animals. This one brought tears to our eyes, but we all agreed that the brief but graphic slides of actual animal exploitation would be good for educating those who might view the film and are unaware of how most animals on this planet are abused. It is horrific, but it is also embedded in an interesting film that is a good vehicle for discussing methodology of outreach and education when it comes to increasing respect for animals. If you have not seen these films, you can find clips and even the full film online – check out YouTube for starters.
It was wonderful to share these intense films with other people who recognize the rights of animals to be free of our callous use of them.