Movie Review: Madonna of the Mills

Madonna of the Mills is a documentary about Laura Flynn Amato, a Staten Island woman who spends her weekends driving to Lancaster County, PA, and rescuing dogs from puppy mills. It’s clear from the beginning of the movie that she has always has an affinity towards animals and is dedicated to making it her life’s mission to save as many dogs from the mills as possible (the film states that at the time it was made, Laura and her team had rescued about 2,000 dogs). Laura has... Read More

Vegan Holiday Gifts for Him

If you have to buy a gift or stocking stuffer for a vegan friend, boyfriend or husband here is a list of some of my favorites. Some of the links are the same from Vegan Holiday Gifts for Her. I hope this list will help. Or check out the From A to Vegan gifts. Food If he loves food and what vegan doesn’t, you can buy a gift card to his favorite local vegan friendly restaurant or you could make him a romantic dinner from a recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen or one of the cookbooks... Read More

Movie Review: Buck

Buck is a documentary about Dan “Buck” Brannaman, who makes his living touring around the American west most of the year and teaching folks how to train horses. My husband found this DVD at the library and I was interested to see how a real “horse whisperer” works his magic. It’s clear from the beginning that he is truly a committed and sensitive man, who has a deep connection with the animals he helps and the people he inspires. As a kid in Montana and Idaho, Buck... Read More

Movie Review: Eating

Eating by Mike Anderson is not a great movie. It is slowly paced and overly edited with Mike doing voice over images with a factoid overlay. On the other hand it has some great information that I have not seen in other movies on the same subject. I learned from this movie that eating kills 2 out of 3 Americans. Also, that cholesterol is deadlier than all wars of the 20th century, all natural disasters, and automobile accidents combined. The milk industry has us believing that... Read More

Movie review: Earthlings

“We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves... Read More

Interview with Marisa Miller Wolfson

As a full-time food activist, Marisa Miller Wolfson has organized roughly 70 grassroots workshops and screenings of award-winning documentaries about healthy, humane, eco-friendly eating all across North America. She decided to tell a story that hadn’t been told on film before and completed Vegucated with the help of colleagues at the FilmShop and the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. She borrowed heavily from her experience as a sketch comedian who has  performed at the Chicago... Read More

Kickstarter Campaign for Vegucated

About this project We finished our documentary! It’s been a loooong road, but we’ve done it. And we’re thrilled that we’ve been getting fantastic feedback from industry leaders and sneak peek preview viewers. But making a documentary is only half the work and money; releasing it is the other half. Through this Kickstarter campaign, we hope to raise enough funds to put us well on our way towards a successful theatrical, DVD and digital release this fall.... Read More