Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
Along the lines of movies such as Food, Inc, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home is a riveting documentary that showcases the transformative experiences of five conventional farmers. The film also features a moving story of a humane police officer who struggles daily against overwhelming odds to help abused farm animals. Rare footage from dramatic animal rescues vividly depicts the individual and familial bonds of farm animals.
This 78-minute documentary is currently enjoying a winning streak on the North American film festival circuit. It has won the Audience Award at the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, received the Grand Jury Prize at the Canada International Film Festival, and bagged the Best Documentary Award at Chicago's Peace on Earth Film Festival.
The documentary premiered at the Cleveland Institute of Art on June 27. Filmmakers Jenny Stein and James LaVeck, as well as Harold Brown, one of the farmers featured in the documentary, conducted a question-and-answer session after the premier.
LaVeck said: "Our goal was to combine an intimate portrait of animal lives with an equally sensitive exploration of a seldom-discussed moral struggle experienced by many people growing up in farm culture."
The film's production company, Tribe of Heart, is a charitable organization that spent the last decade making life-changing, award-winning films on the journey of awakening conscience and works to empower caring people everywhere to become agents of peaceful social change. Their first film, The Witness, screened at 32 film festivals around the world and received eight Best Documentary Awards and two Best of Festival Awards.
Dr. Jane Goodall, U.N. Messenger of Peace, endorses this film company's work; Michale Heaton, who reviewed one of the films called it:"intelligent, persuasive and powerful without ever getting in your face...you come out feeling empowered by the film's knowledge and uplifted by its heart."
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