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Encyclopedia > Earthlings (documentary)
Earthlings

Nature – Animals – Humankind – Make the Connection
Directed by Shaun Monson
Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and Persia White
Music by Moby
Distributed by -USA-
  Nation Earth
-non USA-
  Nation Earth
Release date(s) 2006
Running time 95 minutes
Language English
Official website
IMDb profile

Earthlings is a 2005 multi-award winning documentary written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson and co-produced by Persia White. The film was narrated by Hollywood actor and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix. Earthlings also features an original score by musician and activist Moby. Image File history File linksMetadata Earthlingsdocumentary. ... Shaun Monson is the award winning director of the 2005 animal rights documentry Earthlings. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ) (born October 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award winning, and Grammy Award winning American actor. ... Persia White Persia Jessica White (born October 25, 1976 in Miami, Florida) is an American actress and musician. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1963, in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shaun Monson is the award winning director of the 2005 animal rights documentry Earthlings. ... Persia White Persia Jessica White (born October 25, 1976 in Miami, Florida) is an American actress and musician. ... ... A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ) (born October 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award winning, and Grammy Award winning American actor. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1963, in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ...

Contents

Synopsis

Earthlings is a documentary about factory farming and mankind's dependence on animals for food, clothing, entertainment and use in experimentation. Beagle being used to determine the toxicity of an industrial gas. ...


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 footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world which rely on animals for profit. Modern dairy farm Industrial agriculture, also known as factory farming, refers to the industrialized production of livestock, poultry, fish, and crops. ...


Production

Earthlings took five years to produce. What began as a series of Public Service Announcements on spaying and neutering pets, evolved into a feature-length film on every major animal-related issue. Writer/Director Shaun Monson began the process by shooting footage at animal shelters in South Central L.A., Long Beach and North Hollywood. The PSAs were soon completed as his interest moved to other problem areas, like food and scientific research. In time, he accumulated a small library of material from several animal welfare organizations, and started editing. The process was a slow one. As footage gradually came in, Phoenix's narration was recorded (in stages), and a soundtrack was added. Along with all of Moby's music, some original pieces were also written for the film. 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 most recently at the San Diego Film Festival, (where it won Best Documentary Film, as well as the Humanitarian Award to Joaquin Phoenix for his work on the film). Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries of a female animal. ... Neutering, from the Latin neÅ­ter (of neither type), is the removal of an animals reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part of it. ... South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the south and southwest of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California. ... PSA is a three letter acronym which may stand for: Pacific Sociological Association Pacific Southwest Airlines, a former U.S. airline that used to fly passenger services inside California and to other nearby Western areas during the 1970s and early 1980s; its trademark was a smile drawn under their planes...


Phoenix has 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."[citation needed]


External links

  • Official documentary website
  • Organisation responsible for Earthlings
  • Translations of Earthlings
  • Earthlings on Google Video

Reviews

  • http://www.isawearthlings.com/reviews.html

 
 

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