Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca – Arch Room
Peter DeMott Film Series & the Demonstrating Our Values through Eating (DOVE) Action Team of the Social Justice Council of the UU presents The Witness, with a discussion led by the filmmakers after the movie.
In the award-winning documentary The Witness, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness. Los Angeles Times Columnist Howard Rosenberg called The Witness “One man’s truth that cries out for mass-exposure… may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made.”
Jenny Stein and James LaVeck are co-founders of the Ithaca-based non-profit organization Tribe of Heart, which produces documentary films and other creative projects that explore the journey of awakening conscience. For the last ten years, Tribe of Heart films have screened at 80 festivals around the world, winning 18 top awards, and have also appeared on PBS, LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and the United Kingdom’s Community Channel.
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