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Mai 01 2023


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

« The Animal People » Screening!

« Join us as we screen « The Animal People, » a riveting documentary that tracks the legendary story of a fervent group of activists who dared to challenge the world’s largest animal lab!

Immortalized as the SHAC 7, these heroic campaigners fought Europe’s largest contract animal-testing laboratory in what is now regarded as one of the most successful animal rights campaigns in history. Their dramatic story has the potential to inspire—and to enrage.

Produced by lifelong activist, Joaquin Phoenix, « The Animal People » tells the story of six advocates determined to expose the world’s largest animal-testing lab—and an industry just as determined to stop them.

The group targeted Huntingdon Life Sciences and called itself SHAC, or « Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. » It used public protests and the then-fledgling internet to lead an open campaign against Huntingdon and successfully halted much of its financial support. But the protests led to a chain of events that would involve the FBI, Congress, surveillance, wiretaps, rewritten laws, and the first-ever indictments of animal advocates for domestic terrorism.

With never-before-seen surveillance and archival footage, the documentary drops viewers into the middle of the action and takes them on a terrifying but invigorating journey. As the filmmakers explain, « The Animal People » is a « chilling portrait of what happens when activism rattles the institutions of power. »

Here’s a sneak peek at the film’s trailer: »

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Organisé par Project Animal Freedom

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