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Posted 18 July 2011, by Staff, Animal Rights, winnipeganimals.blogspot.com
I loved it. It’s an excellent movie about Animal Liberation Front people. It’s funny and harrowing and interesting and entertaining all at once. And well filmed: beautiful shots of animals and bugs and just being free in the world, all spliced with real footage of caged animals (hard to witness, though I have seen it all before).
It’s got some great lines, such as, “They build the cages; we break them open.” It reiterates a non-violent approach over and over and over.
The main character is just great. Quiet and contemplative and committed.
The only beef (beef? say wha?) is there are these background news reports of arson against “farms” –and Catherine and I were all, “Our peeps don’t do that! If there’s a fire, the building is empty. It’s only “farmers” who let the buildings burn with animals in them.”
Oh, and another beef: lots of hippies.
Very enjoyable, though, so highly recommended. And the hippy stuff is balanced with the more reigned-in stuff, too.
One of the things I took away from it: what enclaves of cruelty universities are. Oh, I knew that before. But there is just not enough outside input on these goddamn castles of “research” and sadism. I’m sick of it. Then, they get mad when people ask, “What ARE you doing?? What the hell are you promoting intensive confinement for?” They get mad when universities are Supposed to be the Sites of Questioning.
I think we will have to screen Bold Native on campus and have a Q and A session.