Punk Rock Vegan Movie – Movie Review

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Written and Directed by Moby

1 hour 31 minutes

Distribution starts on January 20, 2023

There’s never been a better time than Veganuary for Moby to release a film that bridges the dots between the worlds of punk rock and animal liberation. He wrote, “The importance and desperate urgency of not only shedding light on the amazing and exciting history of punk rock and animal rights, but also adopting the uncompromising ethics and behavior of the original punk rock activists.” It’s time to remind people of .

What’s especially exciting about this form of conversion is that the film will be available to stream for free after it premieres on . slam dance festival January 20th. The award-winning music artist, activist, and now filmmaker said: Letting go of cinema is my goal, because I can’t conscientiously try to profit from the labor of love and activism that is inherently there. ”. Like him!Free delivery at slam dance After the premiere, on YouTube after January 30th.

Interspersed with cartoon chapter credits and Moby’s own short skits. Although the subject matter is very serious, Moby recognizes that to change the way people think, they need to get people involved. It’s not littered with footage of animals being slaughtered, but there are some heartbreaking images of the conditions in which livestock are kept. However, there are also positive images of humans intermingling with animals traditionally kept in reserves.

moby and bagelFor those who don’t know the backstory, there’s an introduction to Punk Rock, which is arguably more nail-biting than a much more detailed attempt, Straight Edge. increase. Alongside those in the band, activists whose journey began in the punk and hardcore scene testify to its importance. As several interviewees have noted, rejecting animals in their diet is consistent with punk attitudes that reject the mainstream and question authority. Humor and warmth. The example of trying to eat while on tour seems silly in hindsight, but true for many. You can even bring a sandwich and make a meal by the roadside.

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Inevitably, much of the focus is on the American hardcore scene, especially the straight edge movement within it, while the influence of the British analco scene, especially Crass, is also heavily written. Steve Ignorant, UK Sub Nicky Garratt, Poly Styrene (and her daughter Celeste Bell), and everyone’s favorite anime punk Captain Sensible make prominent appearances. At the beginning of the film he is LTW’s John Lobb, and it’s only natural that Ian McKay, HR, Dave Dicttor, Rey Kapo, John Joseph, DH Peligro (RIP), Walter Schleifels (Gorilla Biscuit) and Sergio That’s what I mean. Vega (quicksand), etc. But beyond these obvious names and bands, there are artists such as Theo Kogan (Lunachicks), Rob Zombie, Tony Kanal (No Doubt), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Kat Von D. . Were you vegan from the Misfits? I have interviewed so many people that it would be impossible to list them all. This is a movie about punk rock without the appearances of Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop and Don Letts Talking Head. Breaking the punk movie mold!

Moby punk rock vegan cartoonOne of the interlude skits also mentions the intersectionality of punk and veganism. And this is relevant when considering who is most interested in this movie.

If you’re into punk rock or vegan, there’s something for you to see.

If you’re a punk rocker rather than a vegan, I think you’ll be interested in the interviewees and the footage. Hopefully, it can inspire you to make changes and help you better understand the motivations of those who are doing so.

If you’re vegan but not into punk rock, it might turn you into a whole mountain of artists who share your values, or come to re-evaluate punk activists. Some thought punk had attracted the “wrong crowd”, but most of the hunting saboteurs I met in my two decades of disrupting hunting were making their way from punk rock to punk. , and there was a very clear link between the rise of ALF activism and the focus on animal liberation in the punk movement. I worked.

Ian Mackay
Ian Mackay

If you’re a punk rock vegan, this movie is a reminder that you’re not alone and that you’re part of something great. We all need to break through isolation and feel part of the bigger picture from time to time.
The worst thing that could happen is an hour and a half of fun for free. look.

Now streaming for free on slam dance After January 20th, on YouTube after January 30th.


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