What happens when someone who is totally unaware of how society exploits animals, is asked to make a film about just that?
Empathy explores this very scenario. It features Ed, who is commissioned to make a documentary intending to change the habits of society that are detrimental to animals.
But he is completely alien to the animal rights movement.
The film shows him in his search for knowledge, and includes participation from international experts like Melanie Joy, Peter Singer, Mark Bekoff, Steven Wise, and Patrik Baboumian.
Produced by FAADA, an animal welfare organization working in Spain, the film is suitable for all, does not show any graphic footage, and offers ideas on how to live in a more respectful manner towards animals.
Maria is the head of written content for Plant Based News. Also a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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