‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ shares incredible stories of those involved in raising animals for food. The film shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life and the farm animals themselves through following the inspirational journeys of five farmers, an animal rescuer and a humane police officer.
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home has won many awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver in 2010, Best Feature Documentary at the Moondance International Film Festival and Best of Fest Audience Award at the Berkshire International Film Festival.
The filmmakers’ first film, The Witness, received such enthusiastic reviews and such a tremendous response from people wanting to help that it inspired them to make another film, “This experience completely changed the course of our lives. We have learned that when people work together in service of something larger and more important than ourselves, making a difference is far easier, and far more rewarding, than we ever imagined possible. In the simplest terms, we have seen with our own eyes that one person’s change of heart can truly change the world.” James LaVeck and Jenny Stein, Filmmakers and Co-founders of Tribe of Heart.
We have invited Whistler local, Yoga Teacher and passionate animal lover Tina James to lead the discussion after the movie. Tina has extensive experience in health and wellness and has been teaching yoga for many years. Her yoga training deepened her love and respect for animals and she shares her passion in her yoga classes and beyond.
A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.
Interwoven with the farmers’ stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold.
With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this ground breaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.
- Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm
- Whistler Public Library
- Screening is free of charge (donation optional). Seating limited to 50 people.