DATE: Saturday 8th November 2014
Doors Open 7.00pm (Film starts 7.30pm, Running time 90 mins + Intermission)
EVENT: COMPASSIONATE DORSET CHARITY FILM NIGHT
FILM: "COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret" (DORSET PREMIERE!!!)
West Stafford Village Hall, West Stafford near Dorchester, Dorset,
ENTRY FEE: £3 (under 16s FREE)
Includes Licensed Bar, tea, coffee & vegan-friendly cake & biscuits, plus a charity raffle!
PARKING: The village hall has its own car park and is very easy to find as West Stafford is a small village, and the hall is next to The Wiseman pub. Please consider arranging car shares or using Dorchester's electric bus to be green!
Following the success of our Moo Man Film Night in aid of Compassion in World Farming last year, we are thrilled to be screening another thought-provoking farming / food / environmental film, once again in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of West Stafford Village Hall where there will be a fully licensed bar with hot drinks and snacks including vegan-friendly cakes, our funky cow themed t-shirts, prints and accessories for sale, and another raffle with lots of fab prizes. It is rather apt we have another cow themed film as not only will we be celebrating 'Moovember' but it will also be our group's 5th birthday!
We are particularly excited as this is the Dorset Premiere and is one of only a very small handful of UK screenings so far confirmed of the new controversial, emotive and most talked about US environmental documentary Cowspiracy...
“COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret” is a groundbreaking feature-length documentary, which follows an intrepid US filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to discuss it.
It is a shocking yet humorous documentary which reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, as the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, deforestation, species extinction, and ocean "dead zones."
The film is being heralded as being eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth".
In the Dodo's review of the film they say "Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, Meatless Monday supporter, pescetarian, or an organic-loving meat eater, after watching this film you’ll be left thinking, a lot, about your everyday food choices and how those choices impact the sustainability of our planet."
Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-Winning Director of "The Cove”, says,
“Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.”
WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER:
For more information on the film itself visit: http://cowspiracy.com*
Charity Fundraiser for Compassion in World Farming
Compassionate Dorset have been granted special permission by the filmmakers to have this fundraising film night in aid of the leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming which was founded by a concerned dairy farmer in 1967, who became appalled by the growth in intensive farming and concerned at the growing disconnect between modern agriculture and the well-being of animals and the environment.
Compassion in World Farming continue to be the only major charity who campaign solely on advancing farm animal welfare, and their mission is to end factory farming in our lifetime, for good.
Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming, has recently published a highly acclaimed book after himself spending over three years, travelling the world bearing witness to the hidden cost of cheap meat and the impact of factory farming – on people, animals and our planet. The result – "Farmageddon" – is described as a wake-up call, exposing factory farming as one of the most pressing issues of our time; responsible for unparalleled food waste, damage to our health and the countryside, and the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet. Copies of the book will be available on the night.
Our Compassionate Dorset volunteers look forward to seeing you there!
We would like to add that we have not seen the film ourselves, and this film night is being organised by our voluntary community group Compassionate Dorset as a point for discussion and we have chosen to donate all profits to the charity Compassion in World Farming. Screening the film is therefore NOT an indication that Compassion in World Farming endorse all the film's content.
BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED!!!
Thanks to our amazing volunteers; Anya, Sandra, Kirsten, Ingrid, Nick, Pete, Anna, Stu, plus Louise and Victoria from Compassion, the supportive local businesses who donated prizes to our raffle including; The Dorchester Curiosity Centre, The Gilded Teapot and Gallery on the Square, and especially to our lovely film-goers - our Cowspiracy film night raised £317.28 total profit after all expenses including the film licence fee to be donated to Compassion in World Farming which is an even better result than last year, and we had a lively discussion afterwards too : )
If you could not make it but would like to send a donation, you can do so here:
If you DO have a Paypal account, to make sure all your money gets donated, Paypal allows you to send money to non-profit groups and charities as a 'gift' - simply use the 'SEND MONEY' option here by manually entering the correct amount and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org and select the option to say 'I'm sending money to family or friends' - this way no-one gets charged unless you use a credit card or are outside the UK. If you prefer to pay by cheque please email us.
All monies go through our Co-operative Community bank account in the name of 'Compassionate Dorset'.
All profits from the film night will then be donated by Compassionate Dorset to the farm animal welfare charity
Compassion in World Farming (Registered charity number 1095050).
Please Note: Refunds are not available for bookings or donations.
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