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Joaquin Phoenix’s new film now streaming – Animal People

Joaquin Phoenix’s new film now streaming – Animal People

Joaquin Phoenix the world-renowned actor and activist has produced a new eye-opening documentary called Animal People. The documentary revolves around the issue of free speech and terrorism and there role with the animal activist movement.

We have not yet seen the film but based on the trailer (below), we are in for an eye-opening look into the protests against Huntington Life Sciences, an animal testing lab in the United States.

More on the Movie

Taken from IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2337280/

Fifteen years in the making, this feature documentary – Executive Produced by Joaquin Phoenix – follows the journey of six young Americans who find themselves targeted as terrorists by the US government for their involvement in a controversial protest campaign.

Seeing the future of social movement organizing, the activists used the then fledgling internet to dramatically magnify their impact as they systematically knocked out the pillars of financial support that kept the company in business. But when letter writing and protests began to mushroom into dead-of-night vandalism and worse by unknown activists, this corporation and the government formed an alliance to destroy the group. The FBI began an unprecedented campaign of surveillance in preparation for prosecution, creating a model that would later be used against Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. Congress, under corporate influence, rewrote laws and bent the definition of incitement in order to accomplish the prosecution of these six, potentially weakening free speech rights for all Americans. Featuring expansive interviews with the activists spanning over a decade, rare archival footage – including never-before-seen FBI undercover surveillance tapes, wiretaps and government documents,

The Animal People is a chilling portrait of what happens when activism rattles the institutions of power.

 

So, ready to Stream? Watch the film HERE.

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