Presented by the independent “Get the Elephant Out of the Room” group:
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
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.
As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, 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.
Admission is free. Advance free tickets can be obtained from the GPLT Box Office or online at gplt.ca. There is a $2 online fee for each online ticket. There are no fees for getting a ticket through the GPLT Box Office at 780 538 1616.
Voluntary donations are welcome but not necessary and can be made at the screening to help pay for the cost of renting the film.
This is an independent event. Grande Prairie Live Theatre is providing the venue as part of the mandate to keep the venue accessible to the residents of the Grande Prairie Region. The GPLT Board, staff and members are not involved in presenting this event.