You think you know the truth and then something dramatic changes your view in a moment. In this case it’ll take around an hour! You think you have heard the questions and know all the answers but you are about to be challenged to do some serious thinking. Your instinct is that the truth is better left unsaid because it’s always been that way but you suddenly find yourself keen to know more. Far from being a rude awakening this will be enlightening.
These are some of the reactions from people who have seen the new film Behind The Mask which is due to be screened publicly in Leeds for the first time on November 19th.
The heart thumping 72-minute documentary mixes unseen footage and music with interviews with the men and women who risk everything to save animals. It is a fascinating story that challenges the stereotype and raises some serious questions about our treatment of other animals and the popular view of those who risk everything to rescue them.
If you think these people are the “evil monsters” talked about in the media, if you think they are freedom fighters or if you haven’t formed a view either way, then this will be a memorable experience for you.
Presented in person by Keith Mann, well known ALF activist who has served prison time for breaking animals out of laboratories, there will be a chance to ask questions and challenge the view that the end justifies the means when seeking to save the lives of others and raise serious issues.
The film will be shown at The Common Place as part of the ‘Other’ film festival on Sunday 19th November at 14.00.
It’s free to get in, donations gratefully accepted and The Common Place café will be open hopefully serving up some vegan brunch, from 11.30 – 14.00.
The 7 minute film promo can be viewed @ www.uncagedfilms.com or http://www.youtube.com/v/cqZtJvSaFIQ The full film is available on DVD for £12 from BCM London, WC1N 3XX. Chqs: K.Mann.
This is a not to be missed moment!
For further information contact: Leedsarights@yahoo.co.uk
The location: The Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ. Two minutes walk from Leeds City market, and a map can be found here: http://www.thecommonplace.org.uk