Very insightful but deeply disturbing. I wouldn't willingly watch this ever again.
over 3 years
Anyone who lists this as rewatchable is a sociopath.
over 6 years
shocking, discusting, eyeopening.
over 6 years
Intense presentation of inhumane treatment we know of but often ignore
EARTHLINGS is a 2005 movie about humanity's use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix features music by Moby, directed by Shaun Monson and co-produced by Maggie Q, all of whom are practicing vegans.
Covering pet stores, puppy mills and animal shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism, and advocates veganism.
Joaquin Phoenix commented on the documentary that, "Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most. For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three." Peter Singer, best known for his book Animal...