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 TelepartyTwoSeven 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.


The Cove


The Game Changers

The Ghosts in Our Machine


The Last Pig

Mission Blue

My Octopus Teacher

Of Dogs and Men

Racing Extinction

Right to Harm



Unlocking the Cage


30 Days: Animal Rights

A Cow At My Table

A Delicate Balance

A Dog Named Gucci

A Fall From Freedom

A Life Among Whales

A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth

Almost Human (“20-20” Segment)

Asia’s Illegal Animal Trade

At The Edge of the World

Battle for the Elephants

Behind the Mask


Dealing Dogs

Death on a Factory Farm

Dog-Fighting Undercover


Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

Gods in Shackles

How I Became an Elephant

Inside Secret America: Animal Undercover

Keiko: The Untold Story

Lion Ark

Live and Let Live

Mad Cowboy

Madonna of the Mills

Maximum Tolerated Dose


Meat the Truth


One Man’s Way

Parrot Confidential

Peaceable Kingdom

Pig Business

Pig Vision: The Journey of Two Brothers

The Shadow Trade


Slaughterhouse: The Task of Blood

Speciesism: The Movie

The Animals Film

The Elephant in the Living Room

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

The Tiger Next Door

Wild Horses & Renegades

The Witness

Tigers Fighting Back


Vanishing of the Bees

Wegmans Cruelty

What Came Before

What’s For Dinner?

Where Have All the Elephants Gone?

Wild Things

Movies and TV Shows

Animal Cops

Bold Native


Whale Wars


Animal Law Conference Panels

Animal Law Symposium Panels

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

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