Peaceable Kingdom (film)

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Peaceable Kingdom
Directed byJenny Stein
Produced byJames LaVeck
StarringLorri Bauston, Gene Bauston, Harold Brown, Howard Lyman, Jim Mason, Jessi Seif, Peaches Gillete, Jerry Cook
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

Peaceable Kingdom, produced in 2004 by Tribe of Heart,[1][2] is a documentary about several farmers who refuse to kill animals and how they convert to veganism as a way of life.

A newer version of the film premiered in 2009 called Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home which featured different people. On the Tribe of Heart website for the 2009 film, there is no apparent mention of the 2004 movie.[3]

The 2004 film tells the story of how the farmers create an animal sanctuary farm called "Farm Sanctuary" where they rescue injured animals, half dead, abandoned, and rejected by the farm industry for not being productive.[4] A few examples are a cow with mastitis or newborn chicks unfit for production.

It has won awards such as the Festival Theme Award of the Ojai Film Festival in 2004,[5] with music by Moby. Images of exploitations are shown during the film. According to the primatologist Jane Goodall, "Peaceable Kingdom is a piece of art".[6]

The documentary's producers, James LaVeck and Jenny Stein, have created a website called that explores whether animals can be used humanely for food, advocating that it is generally not possible to do so.[7]

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  1. ^ Peaceable Kingdom - Overview AllMovie
  2. ^ About Peaceable Kingdom About - Tribe of Heart Archived 2007-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, a New Documentary from Tribe of Heart, the Award-winning filmmakers of The Witness". Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. Tribe of Heart. Retrieved 31 July 2012..
  4. ^ Peaceable kingdom (videorecording) / Tribe of Heart ; directed and edited by Jenny Stein ; produced by James LaVeck. Palo Alto City Library
  5. ^ Peaceable Kingdom (2004) - Awards - IMDb
  6. ^ "Charla y proyección en la librería Traficantes de Sueños - Madrid - Igualdad Animal". Archived from the original on 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  7. ^ "Humane Myth: Encouraging Truth, Transparency and Integrity in Animal Advocacy". Tribe of Heart. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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