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November 13, 2009 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home Tribe of Heart's first film, "The Witness", was an eye opening look at how one man's whole life was changed by an encounter with a kitten. Their new film, "Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home", tells the story of a group of farmers coming to grips with the realization that they can't continue to make a living from the suffering of animals.
posted by DaddyNewt (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure Lukas Haas isn't a kitten.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:07 PM on November 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

I have to admit, I have not seen "The Witness", but the preview seems to be entirely about the fur industry and has nary a kitten to be seen. All the comments in the "eye opening" link above also seem to only point to it being about the fur industry. As far as I know, there is no cat fur allowed in clothing in the US. Why is this so confusing to me?
posted by hippybear at 12:21 PM on November 13, 2009

You seemed to have skipped over Tribe of Heart's first Peaceable Kingdom film from 2004. Very moving.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:24 PM on November 13, 2009

hippybear - I haven't seen it either, but I believe the point might be the connection between animals we love like dogs and cats, and trying through them, to understand the plight of animals used for fur. Also, in various countries, dogs and cats ARE used for fur, and sometimes those products even get slyly imported into the US.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:27 PM on November 13, 2009

I have a feeling that my days of being a meat eater may be numbered. Thanks for the post. These look like films that need to be seen.
posted by bearwife at 1:29 PM on November 13, 2009

I have a strong feeling these films will upset me. I forced myself to sit through Earthlings and was sociopathic for weeks.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:51 PM on November 13, 2009

A friend saw this in Orlando- the entire audience was in tears apparently- but she joined us for our steaks afterwards.
posted by niccolo at 8:42 PM on November 13, 2009

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