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News from Tribe of Heart, producers of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home and The Witness
Tucson Premiere

The Healthy You Network and Consuming For Change present the Tucson Premiere of
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
with filmmakers Jenny Stein & James LaVeck
Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 PM - FREE and open to the public
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in midtown Tucson - Directions

News Coverage

Arizona Daily Star

Promoting humanity on the farm
by Kate Newton, July 18, 2013

A move toward healthy and sustainable dining has gained momentum in this country since James LaVeck and Jenny Stein started filming "Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home."

While the movement has helped improve the living conditions of some farm animals, much is focused on benefiting human diets.

LaVeck and Stein's documentary breaks ground by portraying farm animals with as much humanity and emotional intimacy as their human counterparts, and showing the moral struggles of the people who have raised them.

"When people see the animals on farms in terms of their intelligence and their ability to form relationships, they start to see that they're not that different from the types of animals they do know," says LaVeck, who with Stein will attend a free screening of their film at the Loft Cinema Tuesday evening.

"(The animals) really get them thinking, 'Well, what does that mean about our relationship … and our obligation to them?'"

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About the Filmmakers

Filmmakers Jenny Stein & James LaVeck

Jenny Stein and James LaVeck co-founded the Ithaca, NY-based charitable non-profit organization Tribe of Heart, inspired by the idea that "one person's change of heart can change the world." Their documentaries have appeared in 80 film festivals around the world, winning top honors, including 12 Best Documentary awards and five Best of Festival awards. Their work has appeared on PBS, Link-TV and FreeSpeech TV.

About the Venue

The Loft Cinema

The Loft, a local nonprofit cinema serving the greater Tucson area and all of Southern Arizona, is dedicated to creating community through film, honoring the vision of filmmakers, celebrating ideas and promoting the appreciation and understanding of the art of film. The Loft’s signature events are screenings with filmmaker Q&As, with more than 450 film industry professionals and scholars visiting the theatre to date. The Loft works with dozens of community partners to create community and raise awareness of a myriad of issues.

The Loft is a member of the Sundance Institute’s Art House Project, based on its excellence in programming and service to the community. It has been voted BEST OF TUCSON every year since 2002 by readers of the Tucson Weekly.

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calf runningAbout the Film

Open your eyes. Trust your heart. Take the Journey...

In this award-winning film that audiences are calling “a life-changing experience,” animal farmers struggle with their conscience and share powerful stories of transformation and healing. Their testimony, combined with rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives of animals, create an unexpected and unforgettable portrait of farm life.
78-minute documentary

Mama Hen
Mama Hen & Baby Chick
Watch this 2-minute scene from
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

Love Over Fear
Watch this inspiring 26-minute featurette about the making of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

About the Organizers

Tribe of Heart owes a debt of gratitude to The Healthy You Network and Consuming for Change. These two Tucson-based groups have worked very hard to organize this special screening, covering all its costs so that the event can be offered free of charge to the public.

Healthy You Network

The Healthy You Network provides education about the lifelong health benefits of whole, plant-based food to residents of Southern Arizona. The organization offers an annual Healthy You! Symposium for conscientious eating; presents cooking classes that teach participants how to prepare whole food, plant-based meals; makes presentations to Arizona groups detailing the advantages of whole food, plant-based nutrition; offers potluck meals that enable attendees to exchange information and recipes; and acts as a catalytic networking agent for Arizona businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in promoting the lifelong benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition.

Consuming for Change offers free educational resources in Tucson and beyond, with the goal of informing and supporting the public on ways to consume for a kinder, greener, healthier world.

Audiences are saying...

"Phenomenal film. Life-changing."

"I felt 'whole' after watching the film. It makes connections that I don't encounter in everyday life. It made me feel larger than myself, like I am a part of something bigger."

“Touched my heart and opened more compassion, kindness and mercy in me.”

"Beautiful. Courageous. It has raised my awareness to a whole new level."

"The first time I cried and laughed at the same time. I feel awakened and alive."

"This is by far the best film on our modern agricultural system, and an alternative view, that I have ever seen."

"It has re-awakened in my soul what I have known all along... Thank you."

"We are truly all connected, and this documentary shows this better than anything else out there."

"Very clarifying, morally and ethically."

"It’s hard to communicate the number of feelings that enveloped me while viewing this film. The emotions of the audience surrounded and touched me as an ocean of compassion."

"Moving and honest."

"Our world needs this message -- it was heartfelt, tragic, hopeful and inspiring. I'm overwhelmed and grateful."

"I can honestly say that after seeing this film, I am changed for the better."

"This film reminds me to live with heartfelt connections to animals, people and the earth."

"My heart has been broken, and opened."

“Not only is ‘the journey home’ about our individual and collective journeys to truth and justice, but the animals’ journeys ‘home.’ They are our teachers if we will only listen -- hear them -- and learn. Maybe this is ‘the one’ that will awaken the collective. I can only hope.”

"Everyone on the planet needs to see this film. I am deeply moved."

Tribe of Heart logoTribe of Heart is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces award-winning, life-changing films about the journey of awakening conscience and the ethics of the human-animal relationship. As a small organization with a big vision, we depend on the power of our community to make our programs come to life. Thank you for the many ways you help Tribe of Heart encourage positive, peaceful transformation.

DonateDonations can be made online or mailed to Tribe of Heart, PO Box 149,
Ithaca, NY 14851