Description: “Filmmaker James LaVeck explains why Harriet Beecher Stowe was a masterful social justice artist, and how her approach to writing her famous antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin inspired the making of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom – The Journey Home. The imaginations of the filmmakers were sparked by the history of US social justice movements, anecdotes of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life, and unforgettable personal experiences with individual animals at a sanctuary. Following Stowe’s example, they focused on highlighting the individuality and family bonds of those being harmed, in this case, the billions of animals being exploited every day on industrial and family farms.”
Resource Type(s): Video/Film
Wellness Domains: Earth, Earthlings, Human Society, Personal
Wholesome Practices Promoted: Animal Care, Political Campaigning, Self-reflection/transform.
Harmful Practices Critiqued: Animal Farming, Social Inequality