Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Earthlings Documentary: a movie that would move you to tears.

Since we all inhabit the Earth, all of us are considered earthlings. There is no sexism, no racism, or speciesism in the term earthling. It encompasses each and every one of us, warm or cold-blooded, mammal, vertebrae or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, and human alike.

Humans, therefore, being not the only species on this planet, share this world with millions of other living creatures as we all evolved here together. EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Though the film was initially ignored by distributors, who told Monson that the film would “never see the light of day and should be swept under the rug,” today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world.

Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. Highly recommended!

In 2005, Earthlings premiered at the  Artivist Film Festival, (where it won Best Documentary Feature), followed by the  Boston International Film Festival, (where it won the Best Content Award), and at the San Diego Film Festival, (where it won Best Documentary Film, as well as the Humanitarian Award to Phoenix for his work on the film).
Watch this movie, (you can click on the video here.  It is a 1 hour 30 minutes movie) and see whether it makes you think a little more differently. Please comment only after you have watched this documentary.


  1. Yes John, I want you see it, and come back here to post your views about this film.

  2. Thanks a bunch,
    Will see and send you a mail and comment too Rama

  3. Sounds to be a good movie. But will I have the guts to watch it? Will try. Thanks for introducing to this movie, Rama.

  4. I will watch and share this movie with others.Thanks for let me know such a great movie!

  5. Let me watch it.Thank you for the info.