Free Screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
Join Ashley and Makai for a free screening (with popcorn!) of Peaceable Kingdom. Location is Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17. Get more info on the film and RSVP at Vegan Meetup.
This film explores the struggle of conscience experienced by several people from traditional farming backgrounds who come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life. A riveting story of transformation and healing, the documentary portrays the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also providing insight into the complex web of social, psychological, and economic forces that have led to their inner conflict.
Interwoven with the farmers’ stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold. With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.