Film Screening Suggestions
Where to Screen
On campus, you could use cafeterias, classrooms, or auditoriums. Off campus, consider screening at community centers, private homes, or renting out a small theater. For in-person screenings, to ensure that you have the legal permissions to screen the film, check if your library has access to the movie or documentary and that it can be screened, or apply for a project grant to cover the cost of a screening fee. You can also screen films virtually through Netflix, Hulu, Disney and HBO websites using Teleparty, TwoSeven for other streaming services, or another online connection tool and host an online discussion via Zoom afterward.
Get Viewers Involved
Organize brief discussions of the topic of the film before and after screening. Prepare a list of questions beforehand to help guide the discussion.
These film and documentary suggestions, along with wide range of viewpoints contained herein, do not necessarily represent the views of Animal Legal Defense Fund. This list is a compilation of suggestions from multiple sources. Please be aware that some of these contain graphic depictions of animal cruelty.
A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth
Almost Human (“20-20” Segment)
Inside Secret America: Animal Undercover
Pig Vision: The Journey of Two Brothers
Slaughterhouse: The Task of Blood
The Elephant in the Living Room
The Emotional World of Farm Animals
Where Have All the Elephants Gone?
Movies and TV Shows
Animal Law Week 2018Harvard Law School
It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Our Relationship with Animalsby Professor Lesli Bisgould
The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnismby Dr. Melanie Joy
Legal Petition Demands New York Department of Environmental Conservation Revoke Animal Adventure Park Exhibitor LicenseNumerous violations documented at the facility of inadequate animal careMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Kate Mara to Pay Adoption Fees for All Canine CellMates Dog Graduates in Need of Immediate HomesAlternative sentencing program in Fulton County, Georgia pairs shelter dogs with criminal defendants to offer both training and a second chanceMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition to Review Case Involving Lawsuit on Behalf of Abused HorseLawsuit sheds light on the need to recognize legal rights for animal cruelty victims.March 7, 2023 Press Release