Behind the Mask (2006 film)
|Behind the Mask: The Story of the People Who Risk Everything to Save Animals|
|Directed by||Shannon Keith|
|Produced by||Shannon Keith|
|Edited by||Sandra Mohr|
|Distributed by||Uncaged Films and ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education)|
Behind the Mask: The Story of the People Who Risk Everything to Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete. The movie was created by animal-rights lawyer Shannon Keith, who owns Uncaged Films and ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education).
The film is about animal rights activists who break into laboratories and other facilities to obtain footage of the way animals are used. It includes well-known names within the animal rights movement, some of whom have been imprisoned for taking direct action. According to the film's producer Shannon Keith, a lawyer, "change only happens in society when laws are broken", and according to arsonist Melanie Arnold who set ablaze a slaughterhouse, "If I had an opportunity, I would do it again since economic damage to animal abusers is justifiable."