This week we host a discussion with Cornell University sociology PhD student, Loredana Loy, on how representations of nonhuman animals and advocacy issues in cinema provide opportunities for social change and create an auspicious momentum for advocacy on behalf of nonhuman animals. Loredana;s blog series “Cinema for Social Change” provides a glimpse into her research …
Bears on the B.C. coast are being killed for their heads and paws. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are being hunted to extinction for ivory and folk remedies. Douglas Neasloss from the Bears Forever project, and Anne Pick and Tristan Chytroschek from the documentary film Gambling On Extinction, join Animal Voices to talk about what can be done.
Following the success of his film Sharkwater, Rob Stewart aims to educate people about ocean acidification, the “evil brother of climate change”, with his new film Revolution and book Save The Humans. Plus, we take a whirlwind tour of animal rights events happening across southern Ontario in October.
Gabriela Cowperthwaite was a regular “mother who took her kids to Seaworld”… then Tilikum the orca killed trainer Dawn Brancheau, and Cowperthwaite set out to understand why. The result is the documentary film Blackfish. Hear all about the film that has got people talking about captivity, made Seaworld nervous, and maybe even influenced the plot of Finding Dory!
The Ghosts in Our Machine is a new documentary that follows photographer Jo-Anne McArthur as she documents the lives of animals whose suffering is largely invisible in industrialized society. Join us for a conversation with writer & director Liz Marshall.
Mérida Anderson talks about her Vegan Secret Supper club that is now a cookbook. Then, filmmaker Patricia Sims tells us about her in-progress documentary, Elephants Never Forget, that follows a young elephant’s introduction into the wild after a life of street-begging.
Filmmaker Karol Orzechowski talks about his documentary Maximum Tolerated Dose. Featuring the stories of former lab workers who rejected animal testing and animals who survived it, the film takes a unique (and non-gory) approach to exposing the secretive world of animal testing.