Ladies and Gentleman, another vegan-friendly event is headed our way Tuesday, June 29: the Seattle premier screening of Bold Native, a film about animal activism in multiple forms, but made for everyone – activists, pacifists, vegans, animal abolitionists, omnivores, vegetarians, politicians, cyclists, Sumarians (ok, well, maybe not that many Sumarians). Everyone. All of us.
Those of us who avoid eating animals for the animals’ sake are used to good documentaries on the topic: Earthlings, Peaceable Kingdom, Meet your Meat, The Witness, A Cow at My Table, etc. but this time it is different: Bold Native is a full length fictional dramatic film.
The topic of activists who are labeled terrorists by the US Government couldn’t be more important, timely, or relevant to Seattle. Intrepid speaker and Seattle resident, Josh Harper, (who was himself sentenced to 3 years in prison for animal activism under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act), will hopefully speak or be available for Q&A after the film. Here is Josh talking about his experience before his imprisonment.
There will be an early screening at 7:00 pm and a later screening at 9:00 pm on Tuesday June 29, 2010. Each screening will include some Q&A with special guests. This is a rare opportunity to participate in dialog about activism, direct action, and the persecution (and prosecution) of activists by our government.
I like anything that brings together good art, thoughtful purpose, and real stories about people walking the walk.
You don’t have to be an activist yourself to appreciate the courage and fortitude that men and women have shown by speaking out to change national and global opinions (and occasionally even change the law). You also don’t have to be into direct action to enjoy a well made independent film, so invite you friends and lovers. Get more details on this Facebook event page. We’ll all have a good time.
Tickets are already on sale, so mosey your mouse here to buy some. Really. See you there!!
Where: Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, (between Pike & Pine)
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Times: 6:00 pm reception with 7:00 pm screening AND/OR 9:15 pm screening with 11 pm reception