Me, My Fight, My Problem, Tonight: An Interview with “Bold Native” Director Denis Henry Hennelly

“They say freedom isn’t free. Absolutely goddamn right. We spend our lives saying no. Not me, not my fight, not my problem, not tonight. What’s the difference between you and me? A few years ago I became someone who said yes. Me, my fight, my problem, tonight.”

-Charlie Cranehill, from the film Bold Native

Breaking new ground in the world of animal rights media, Bold Native presents the fictional story of Charlie Cranehill, an ALF activist who emerges from a stint underground for a cross-country journey to coordinate a series of simultaneous actions to rouse the US out of its animal-abusing slumber. The film is already generating a lot of buzz and provoking discussion both inside and outside the animal advocacy movements thanks to screenings nationwide, and will soon be released to iTunes, NetFlix, and DVD, sure to generate more debate and analysis. In this interview, director Denis Henry Hennelly speaks about the inspiration for the film, the process that went into making it, and the tough choices that went into representing a movement that has been so consistently misrepresented.

Click here to watch the trailer for Bold Native.

For more information about screenings, and ordering the film, check out the Bold Native website.

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or download an mp3 of the show.

*****SPOILER ALERT:*****

If you do not wish to have a particular specific element of the plot revealed, please avoid the following stretch of time on the mp3 file:

–> 41:28 – 48:16

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