Movies That Matter: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

This month in Movies That Matter we’re showing the film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”. Following filmmaker Kip Andersen, the groundbreaking feature investigates the detrimental impact of cattle farming and animal agriculture on our environment.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

This shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

Movies That Matter is a film night hosted by The Zeitgeist Movement Sydney Chapter (TZM Sydney), and this month, the main feature will be preceded by a short film looking at the ‘trap’ of materialism, followed by a short discussion.

The purpose is to bring us together, to promote constructive discussion, to challenge our own preconceptions and biases, and to revisit key elements of TZM’s holistic socioeconomic model (NLRBE, i.e. Natural Law/Resource Based Economy), and its philosophy and proposal.

Movies That Matter happens every first Sunday of the month from 6PM to 9PM at Lentil As Anything in Newtown, upstairs. We invite you at 6PM for a social dinner while we share a chat and one or two relevant clips, followed by the feature film, which will begin at 6:55PM sharp, and finish at 9PM. We may continue the conversation after the film at the pub next to the station.

Lentil As Anything provides delicious vegan food in a convenient space in the heart of Newtown. Food and film is on donation to Lentil ($15 recommended). Looking forward to seeing you all there!