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Category Archives: Vital Viewing

Sitcom to Focus on “Lighter Side” of Being Vegan

In the second season of Joanne Rose’s Web-based TV series Vegan 101, Eric Roberts’ character, Dr. Eaton Wright, delivers lines like, “Are you tired of breathing the same air as ignorant people?” and “Do you eat meat because you’re a loser? Or, are you a loser because you eat meat?” The dialogue is amusing because […]

“Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist” — Peter Jay Brown on Paul Watson, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Media Manipulation

I spoke recently with Peter Jay Brown, whose documentary film Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist chronicles the efforts of Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to protect our oceans’ marine life from those who seek financial and spiritual reward through the slaughter of other species. More specifically, Brown’s film documents 30 years of “manipulating […]

“Project Earth” TV Series to Feature Animal-Rights Activists

I spoke last night with Carlie Jackson, the executive producer of a new documentary TV series called Project Earth, which will introduce us to animal-rights and environmental activists who’ll explain “what they are doing for the earth and why they are doing it,” according to the series’ website. What follows is a transcript of our […]

“Bold Native” — An Important Film About Freedom

At the beginning of Bold Native, the film’s protagonist, Charlie Cranehill, tells us (in voice-over) a great deal about himself in these few words: “We spend our lives saying, ‘No. Not me. Not my fight. Not my problem. Not tonight.’ What’s the difference between you and me? A few years ago, I became someone who […]