UNTIL ALL ARE FREE
THERE WAS A KILLING
Q&A with THERE WAS A KILLING director, SHAUN MONSON
Until All Are Free INTRO
Most, if not all, of the world’s most pressing problems are connected by an underlying mentality of othering, of separation, and superiority. We see ourselves as separate and superior from other human beings, based on race, class, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or whatever other distinction we can find. We see ourselves as separate and superior from the nonhuman animals and the natural world. As a result, we abuse, oppress, and exploit human beings, nonhuman animals, and the environment. This mindset is the root cause of unimaginable suffering and could lead to the destruction of our own world. Animal agriculture and our exploitative relationship with animals lies at the very heart of it all. If this world is going to survive, we need a new paradigm, a new understanding of our true interconnection with all other life, and a new relationship with each other and our world. Until all are free, none are free.
There Was A Killing INTRO
Writer/Director Shaun Monson turns his camera to the death of Canadian activist Regan Russell, who was struck and killed by a transport truck while peacefully protesting outside a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario. No criminal charges were brought against the driver, and Bill 156 may be the reason why.
A short documentary highlights the teachings of Islam around meat processing and how modern day animal farming can never meat the halal requirements by following the process of animal transportation and slaughter in Dhaka and letting the images speak for themselves.
A dystopian short film, set in the near future when milk is a much-prized commodity. I-SCREAM follows the life of Hannah. Having just entered puberty her life now changes as she enters the human farming process. The film is a metaphorical look at the dairy industry designed to raise awareness of the reality of animal agriculture and change perceptions through human transference.
International Vegan Film Festival director Shawn Stratton sits down with director Shaun Monson to discuss his film, THERE WAS A KILLING.
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