Speciesism: The Movie

Speciesism: The Movie

  • Mark Devries
  • Mark Devries
  • Mark Devries
Production Company:
  • Mark Devries Productions

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Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Opened: 11/08/2013 Limited

Premiere09/18/2013 - 09/18/20131 day
Downtown Indep...11/08/2013 - 11/14/20137 days
indieScreen11/14/2013 - 11/20/20137 days

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated

You'll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.


Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, 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.

But this is just the beginning. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism. And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do.